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What Moms in Politics Really Want This Mother’s Day: Campaign-Funded Childcare

Posted on News Coverage by on May 09, 2022

Campaign-funded childcare addresses barriers that women face in politics. It levels the playing field so more women can run, and if combined with structural reform like ranked choice voting and legislative rule changes that modernize government work places, more women can win and lead. This could lead to important policies like universal affordable childcare and paid leave.


Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the negative impact of runoffs on women candidates

Posted on News Coverage by on April 15, 2022

This was originally published in The Fulcrum on 4/15/2022. Last month, Texas kicked off the midterm season with another batch of high-profile races going into a runoff — 23, to be exact. What’s so wrong with this? Two words: time and money. Both of which women candidates generally have less of. Ranked choice voting is a proven, powerful, and persevering solution.


Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Bring About Dramatic Shifts in Power

Posted on News Coverage by on April 11, 2022

It’s official. It’s done. History has been made. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice of the United States of America. She is also …


What the Oscars Academy Can Teach the U.S. About How to Run Political Elections

Posted on News Coverage by on March 28, 2022

Originally published in TheWrap, 3/23/2022. Katie Usalis of RepresentWomen, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for more women in office, talks about the use of Ranked Choice Voting by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to select Oscar nominees, to award Best Picture, and to elect its Board of Governors. Ranked choice voting is the best and easiest way to ensure representative outcomes that reflect majority support, and should also be used in US political elections.