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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 21, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 21, 2022

There was an encouraging story on NBC News about the number of Black women who are running for statewide executive office in 2022, including democracy reform champions Stacey Abrams, who is running for governor of Georgia, & Danielle Allen, who is running for governor of Massachusetts:


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 14, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 14, 2022

Barbara Rodriguez wrote this interesting piece in The 19th* about NY governor Kathy Hochul's proposed term limit legislation that could well provide more women the chance to run and win - especially in conjunction with targeted recruitment & other reforms.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 7, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 10, 2022

As of this week, women hold 31 of the 51 seats on the New York City Council. While there was no single factor that led to this outcome the newest ingredient in the mix was the introduction of ranked choice voting...


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 31, 2021

Posted on Blog on December 31, 2021

The ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty, looming climate crises, and electoral dysfunction will challenge us in 2022, to be sure, but I believe that we can make serious progress toward gender balance in politics and women's leadership with increased collaboration and innovation in the coming year. I look forward to the work ahead with all of you.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 17, 2021

Posted on Blog on December 17, 2021

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? bell hooks


December 10 - 2021 Introducing RepresentWomen’s latest International Research on Women’s Representation in Arab States

Posted on Press Releases on December 14, 2021

RepresentWomen has released the latest installment in their international research series, “Women’s Representation: Global Practices & Systems Strategies” exploring what structural strategies are used to increase women’s representation in Arab states.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 3, 2021

Posted on Blog on December 03, 2021

Those who are concerned about the health of democracy in the United States - which I believe should be all of us - would do well to read this sharp piece by Irune Aguirrezabal about a new social contract based on meeting the needs of women.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation November 26, 2021

Posted on Blog on November 26, 2021

In August my daughters and I drove to North Carolina to visit RepresentWomen's artist in residence, Melanie Humble. As we drove south, we listened to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer -- a member of Potawatomi Nation. Through the author's rich storytelling...


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation November 19, 2021

Posted on Blog on November 19, 2021

This week has been a busy one in Washington, DC with important discussions about redistricting on Capitol Hill, in-person fundraising events with democracy advocates, and the launch of More Voice DC in support of ranked choice voting...


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation November 12, 2021

Posted on Blog on November 12, 2021

On November 10, 1916 Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, became the first woman elected to the United States Congress. Rankin was elected from a multi-seat district but served just one term because Democrats switched to single winner districts while she was in office making it all but impossible for her to win re-election in 1918.