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The Portland Press Herald

Posted on News Coverage on December 11, 2016

While more women of color were just elected to the U.S. House and Senate than ever before, the overall number of women in Congress remains the same, the number of women governors dropped to just five and women’s share of state legislative seats is still under 25 percent. The United States now ranks 99th among nations for the representation of women, a steep decline from 44th in 1995.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 10, 2016

Posted on Blog on December 10, 2016

Last week I wrote from Brussels and this week I was visiting with women's representation experts in the UK. Susannah Wellford and I had the privilege of speaking with a number of the leading women's representation advocates in Britain - they shared impressive stories of training and mentoring programs and we got to meet three of their many success stories.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 3, 2016

Posted on Blog on December 03, 2016

It has been such a pleasure to be in Brussels this week to talk with women from across Europe and the United States about strategies to elect more women to government offices. We have heard from experts in many fields and young elected leaders of color who are charting new pathways to parity in their nations.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation November 25, 2016

Posted on Blog on November 25, 2016

Susannah Wellford - of Running Start - wrote a terrific piece in US News on how to move forward in our work together. She writes: "Our country is so deeply divided right now that I don't even recognize it. There is so much hate on both sides. A friend told me that liberals have every right to lash out – that if Clinton had won, Trump supporters would be doing the same thing. Even if that were true, it doesn't make it right and it just guarantees that hate prevails. We don't win that way."



It's Time for New Strategies to Elect More Women & Win Gender Parity

Posted on Blog on November 08, 2016

The nation may wake up tomorrow to its first woman president and a record number of women Senators, but down ballot, the news is not good for women in elected office. At least 44 governors will be men next year, and the U.S rank among all nations for the representation of women has declined from 44th in 1995 to 96th in 2016. To win gender parity, intentional action and structural changes are necessary at every level of government.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted on News Coverage on November 06, 2016

By Cynthia Terrell The nation may soon wake up to its first woman president and a record number of women senators, but down ballot, the news is not good for women in elected office. At least 44 of our 50 governors will be men next year, and the U.S. standing among all nations for representation of women has declined from 44th in 1995 to 96th in 2016. In Pennsylvania, very little progress has been made despite political party policies aimed at achieving gender parity.



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