Last 23 Years of Assembly Candidates See Gender Disparity

The Dartmouth Paper. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on April 14, 2016

Others have pointed to structural issues in the U.S. election process as a potential answer. Cynthia Terrell, founder and chair of Representation2020, which seeks to raise awareness about issues of women in politics, said that factors such as voting systems and recruiting practices could keep women out of politics.

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Who Will Run in 2016? Gender Bias in Potential Political Candidacy

University of Brigham Young Capstone Conference. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on April 06, 2016

The United States is also well behind many nations, like Great Britain and Germany, by never electing a woman into executive office. Currently women make up approximately 51% of the population of the United States (Representation 2020). Despite these statistics, women only comprise 18% of Congress, 24% of State Legislators, and 10% of Governors (Representation 2020).

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Someone Who Looks Like Me

Daily Kos. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on March 13, 2016

Today there are 20 female United States senators, according to Fair Vote. Exactly none of them are African-American women. Only 27 states have ever sent a woman to the Senate. Currently, only 17 states have a woman as a senator—including three: Washington, New Hampshire and California, that have two women serving in the Senate.

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Rebel Girls: It Turns Out, Voting For Women Isn't Enough Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on March 02, 2016

In the end, voting for women, it turns out, isn’t enough. (Not that it isn’t exhilarating, as well as important.) True gender parity won’t be reached by those means alone, because most of the women who should be running the world will never see their names at the ballot box.

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Online Paltform 'Representation 2020. A Century From Suffrage to Parity Works for Women's Political Empowerment

iKNOWpolitics. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on January 11, 2016

The online platform ‘Representation 2020. A Century from Suffrage to Parity’ works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to highlight the often overlooked structural barriers to achieving gender parity in American elections.

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Political Scene

Providence Journal. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on December 20, 2015

Rhode Island is making strides in increasing the number of women in elected office, according to Representation 2020, a Maryland-based nonprofit that advocates for women in elected positions. A new study ranks Rhode Island 16th out of the 50 states in terms of "gender parity in elected office." Last year, Rhode Island ranked 31st.

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Women's Rights Lagging in the US - UN Officials 'Horrified' After Visiting Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on December 16, 2015

In 1998 the United States ranked 59th in the world for women’s representation in legislature. That isn’t a good number given that we are 3rd in population. And things are not moving in the right direction. We currently rank 95th, according to Representation 2020, a non-profit organization whose mission is raise awareness about the underrepresentation of women in legislatures.

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Women Elected to Vermont Boards in Low Numbers

Rutland Herald. Posted by Cynthia Richie Terrell on December 13, 2015

Representation 2020 — a project of FairVote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on structural changes to make elections more participatory and representative at every level of government — ranked Vermont 41st out of 50 states on its gender-parity index.

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