Representation20/20 In the News

Kansas City Star

Posted on News Coverage on October 10, 2015

Once a leader in the number of women elected to office, Kansas is now in the middle of the pack for gender parity, according to a recent report. Representation2020, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, gives a gender parity score to each state. Kansas received 18.6 this year, placing it 24th overall nationwide. Last year, it was ranked 14th nationwide.


Posted on News Coverage on October 10, 2015

At Sue Minter’s gubernatorial campaign kickoff earlier this week, former Gov. Madeleine Kunin – an early supporter of Minter’s and the only woman to hold the post – gestured with her hand as if she was holding a torch.

The Nation

Posted on News Coverage on June 19, 2015

Without Title IX, women athletes would not have had the opportunities that they do today. We need a similar movement for women candidates. Nearly a century after gaining national suffrage rights, American women represent a majority of voters, yet women represent less than a quarter of state legislators, a fifth of members of Congress, and an eighth of governors.

Sightline Institute

Posted on News Coverage on May 19, 2015

The United States ranks 94th and Canada 60th in the world for female representation because less than 20 percent of Congressional seats and only a quarter of parliamentary seats are held by women. Of Oregon’s seven Congressional members, only one is a woman.

Richmond Times Dispatch

Posted on News Coverage on April 25, 2015

In December 2013, a group called Representation 2020 ranked Virginia last among the 50 states in gender parity, its measure of how well women are represented in elective office.

Women Misrepresented In Politics

Posted on News Coverage on March 07, 2015

Since Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840, women in politics have made much progress. However, many still say that women haven’t come far enough in terms of equality.


Posted on News Coverage on January 21, 2015

To give you a better idea of what the landscape looks like for women, we compiled the following 26 facts and figures about female representation in all levels of government.


Posted on News Coverage on November 05, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections made history in at least one state. In Iowa, Republican Joni Ernst beat Democrat Bruce Braley to become the first woman to be elected as governor or federal office in the Hawkeye State. That means that there is only one state left that hasn't broken the gender glass ceiling: Mississippi has never sent a woman to Congress or elected a female governor.

In These Times

Posted on News Coverage on November 04, 2014

The Granite State is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to achieve gender parity in elected office. Here’s how they did it.

Posted on News Coverage on October 15, 2014

Alabama has climbed out of the basement in a ranking of the number of women who hold elected office in the state.