By Kaycie Goral on June 15, 2022
This past March, RepresentWomen hosted their inaugural democracy Solutions Summit, which gathered dozens of female leaders in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy. The event featured experts like Danielle Allen, Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, political strategist and analyst Donna Brazile, President & CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Nicole Austin-Hillery, USPS Board of Governors member Amber McReynolds, five Secretaries of State, and many more! Experts and participants discussed a range of critical issues related to fair access, fair elections, and fair representation with a special focus on viable, scalable, and transformative solutions to build a 21st century democracy that reflects today’s needs and values.
The Solutions Summit culminated in the creation of a resource guide of take-action items that were identified throughout the course of the Summit. The guide includes suggestions of practical ways to help combat systemic representation inequalities in politics, links to sign up for volunteering and advocacy efforts, and a variety of further readings and resources to take the next step in learning about the various issues discussed at the summit. Additionally, it highlights the female changemakers who spoke about each issue at the summit, and provides links to further background about each speaker.
The resource guide embodies RepresentWomen’s mission of taking action to advance solutions that build women’s political power and create a 21st century democracy.. It was created to provide convenient access to tangible, effective steps that anyone can take to learn about the systemic barriers barring women from full and meaningful participation in US politics, and it is all you need to jump in and be a part of the solution.
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