Posted on News Coverage on December 02, 2015
Representation 2020, named such because 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of under-representation of women in elected office.
Posted on News Coverage on November 11, 2015
Following the 2015 political elections, Michigan’s gender parity score dropped from 27.4 and a national rank of 8th to 25.8 at 11th place. 18 out of 50 states have gender parity scores at 15 or below, and only one state has achieved gender parity: New Hampshire with a score of 57.1. Representation 2020, an organization that works to increase public awareness of women’s underrepresentation in politics, calculates gender parity scores for every state annually.
Posted on News Coverage on November 10, 2015
Posted on News Coverage on November 08, 2015
Kansas led the nation in the overall number of women elected to government offices in 1993, according a report by Representation 2020. Since then, the state’s rank has fallen to 24th in the nation. Kansas received a gender parity score of 18.6 out of 100 in the report. A score of 50 would indicate gender parity, which is “the point at which women and men are equally likely to hold elected office in the state.”
Posted on News Coverage on November 07, 2015
According to national rankings, Arizona places fifth in the country for gender parity. Last Monday, Representation 2020 assigned all 50 U.S. states a Gender Parity Score, which was evaluated on the balance of male and female elected officials. The score intends to measure the electoral success of female candidates running for positions in all levels of government on a scale of zero to 100. A score of 50 would indicate that both men and women are represented equally in government positions.
Posted on News Coverage on November 03, 2015
But that may mistakenly lead folks to conclude women have made more progress in politics than they actually have. According to FairVote’s Representation 2020 project, it will take 500 years for women to reach parity with men in elected office in America. Some states have never elected a woman to Congress or the governor’s mansion. And that’s the tip of the iceberg.
Posted on News Coverage on October 29, 2015
Posted on News Coverage on October 17, 2015
Women in Elected Office Cynthia Terrell talked about Representation 2020's report, The State of Women’s Representation 2015-2016: A Blueprint for Reaching Gender Parity, which shows women are underrepresented in national, state, and local-level elected offices. She also examined possible solutions to achieve parity. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including a telephone line reserved for female legislators.
Posted on News Coverage on October 16, 2015
Women make up 50.8% of the population in the United States, but only 19% of Congress. Do we still live in a representative democracy if women are not being equally represented? It is easy to advertise these statistics and demand change, but if you have no actual plan to achieve gender parity, then your quest may be in vain. Representation 2020 seeks to present a plan...
Posted on News Coverage on October 13, 2015
Electoral success for female politicians in the state of Georgia is rare, a recent study found. Georgia received the second lowest score out of 50 states for its lack of female success in local, state and national elections, according to a study conducted by Representation2020 on the ratio of men to women in elected positions.