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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 30, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on September 30, 2022

Dear readers,

I hope you've had a great week! The primaries are now officially over, which means as of today there are just 38 days until the midterm election on November 8th. Our team is excited to track the women candidates for this cycle as we go into the general election. Now seeing the number of women who made it through the primaries and that many records were not broken this year like they were in the last 4 years, we are reminded of the need for better reforms to our electoral system to help women not just run for office, but to actually win these elections.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 23, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on September 23, 2022

 

Dear readers,

This week RepresentWomen hosted an event with women leaders in New York including The New Majority NYC Executive Director Jessica Haller, Representative Chantel Jackson from NY's 79th district, former speaker of the NYC Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, and current NYC Councilwomen Amanda Farias & Althea Stevens. Speakers discussed the Why Women Won in 2021 RCV in NYC Report and how a twin-track approach helped dramatically increase women's representation! We will be posting the recording of the event to our YouTube channel soon! The articles for this week were found by our Outreach Associate Alissa Bombardier Shaw and Research Associate Steph Scaglia.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 16, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on September 16, 2022

Dear readers,

From sports, to TV, to government; this week was chock full of updates on women's representation. The RepresentWomen team is excited to bring you all the latest news rundown while I have been working hard during my travels. The team has been getting ready to release our Ranked Choice Voting in NYC Report and we cannot wait for you all to read it soon!

 

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 9, 2022

By RepresentWomen on September 09, 2022

Dear readers,

We here at RepresentWomen hope you all had a lovely Labor Day weekend! It has been quite the busy summer for women's representation and our team has been hard at work preparing reports, connecting with women in the democracy reform movement in the United States and internationally, and preparing for upcoming events. Check out our Instagram for a quick recap of what our team was up to this August!

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 2, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on September 02, 2022

 

Dear readers,

Happy Friday! We hope you have been having a lovely summer and staying cool. I'm not sure about you, but I was waiting anxiously on Wednesday night for Alaska's ranked-choice voting election results to come in! It's been so encouraging to see how many Alaskans found it was easy to use ranked choice voting and great to see the state elect its first woman to the House of Representatives - thanks in part to RCV. More on that below. Here is this week's run down on women's representation.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 26, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on August 26, 2022

Thanks to Erin Vilardi and her team at VoteRunLead for these great graphics and for providing a 21st century frame - and rallying call - to Women's Equality Day commemorations!

Women's Equality Day was established in 1973 by Congress - at the request of Representative Bella Abzug - to commemorate passage of the 19th Amendment. Efforts to elevate the importance of women's equality help to change the narrative about the importance of women's equality, but as Erin Vilardi, CEO of VoteRunLead writes, we must move from recognizing the importance of women's equality to embracing the imperative for women's leadership:

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 19, 2022

By RepresentWomen on August 19, 2022

Dear readers,

Happy Friday! This edition is being brought to you by the RepresentWomen team, reporting on the latest in women’s representation, while Cynthia catches up on her summer reading on the beach in the Yucatan!

 

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 5, 2022

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on August 05, 2022

Katie Usalis, Rep Dotie Joseph (FL), Cynthia Terrell, Michelle Whittaker and daughter London at the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver.
 
Dear advocates for gender-balanced representation,
Primary wins for women made the headlines this week along with a big win for reproductive rights in Kansas. The vote to affirm the right to abortion in Kansas illustrates the quagmire of our antiquated voting system that protects incumbents and elects representatives who do not reflect majority opinion. Switching from winner-take-all, single winner districts, to electing House members with proportional ranked choice voting -- aka the Fair Representation Act -- would yield a Congress and state legislatures that are much more representative of all voters. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM) became the first woman sponsor of the Fair Representation Act this week which is very exciting!

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