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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 12, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 12, 2022

Be sure to check out RepresentWomen’s full Gender Parity Index Report, along with our piece in Ms., Gender Parity Index 2022: Women Continue to Break Records—But We Must Break Down Barriers, a great read on the current state of women’s representation across the United States.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 5, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 05, 2022

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.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 29, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 29, 2022

Many thanks to RepresentWomen research director Courtney Lamendola who worked with her terrific team to release the 2022 Gender Parity Index this week. While women's representation has increased since last year's report, most states still get a "D" -- no state gets an "A" -- and the current pace of progress is too slow to reach gender balance in politics in our lifetimes


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 22, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 22, 2022

“In respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for man…All that distinguishes man as an intelligent and accountable being, is equally true of woman…"


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 1, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 01, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday June, 30th, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the land. As this story in The New York Times notes, Judge Jackson is the 116th justice to serve on the Court but only the 6th woman to do so:


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 17, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 17, 2022

In March of 2022 RepresentWomen hosted a Democracy Solutions Summit featuring women experts speaking on a wide range of challenges facing our nation including election administration, campaign finance, voting rights, the Electoral College, antiquated voting rules, and fair representation.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 10, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 11, 2022

In contrast to the recent setbacks for gender balance on corporate boards in California, officials in the European Union decided this week to require that an "underrepresented gender" fill at least 40% of non-executive board seats by July 1, 2026.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 3, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 03, 2022

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX that prohibited sex-based discrimination in any educational program that receives financial support from the federal government. Adoption of Title IX has increased opportunities for women and girls in academic settings but there has been mixed success for women & girls in sports according to this story in FiveThirtyEight by Neil Paine:


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation May 27, 2022

Posted on Blog on May 27, 2022

I struggled this week to find an appropriate story and image to lead with given the killing of children in Texas that follows so closely on the heels of the shooting at the grocery store in Buffalo and so many other senseless deaths due to gun-related violence. While there are undoubtedly many factors that are driving young men to commit these heinous acts of violence it's clear that our antiquated voting system & gridlock in Congress prevent action on gun safety that the majority of Americans support.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation May 20, 2022

Posted on Blog on May 20, 2022

I am back in the Bay Area this week meeting with other supporters of proportional voting to discuss strategies to modernize U.S. House elections with ranked choice voting in districts that elect 3 or more people.