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By Anjali Bhatt
The 21st century has been marked by a renewed effort to increase women’s representation in politics, ranging from partisan programs to state and even nationwide efforts to expand the proportion of women in government. Representation2020 has been able to document these efforts, and follow programs around the country.
Marie Wilson is author of the very timely Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything - which makes a terrific graduation or Father's Day gift!
This was a momentous week for women's representation.
By Rachel Swack and Xiaojing Zeng
Given that most women today have been able to vote their whole lives, it is easy to forget that it hasn’t always been that way. It wasn’t until 1920 that the United States finally passed the Nineteenth Amendment, which states that, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”Read more
This week has been a busy one - wedged between one daughter's graduation from college, another daughter's graduation from high school, and my own 30th college reunion! I have had a flurry of terrific meetings and conversations with many of you and I am feeling hopeful.
The Washington Post waded into the thorny topic of gender bias in politics this week with a piece by Danny Hayes and Jennifer Lawless which draws from their new book Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era.
Though I have no scientific evidence to back this, Friday seems to be getting a tad shorter each week - while the list of interesting news stories and work on women's representation seems to be getting longer.
I can't possibly do justice to all the great work being done by so many but I will share a few stories that caught my eye this week.