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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Posted on Blog on November 05, 2021
Nearly a century after the first woman was elected to the NYC council, women now hold 61% of the seats and the majority of those women are young women of color. Ranked choice voting was a key ingredient to women's electoral success in 1937 and in 2021.