Posted on Blog on April 01, 2022
This week RepresentWomen hosted an event with women leaders in NYC including NY Attorney General Letitia James, 21 in 21 CEO Jessica Haller, Hamilton Consulting Group president Katharine Pichardo-Erskine, & NYC councilmembers Crystal Hudson, Carmen De La Rosa, Amanda Farias, & Nantasha Williams.
Posted on News Coverage by on March 29, 2022
Originally published in Ms. Magazine on 2/22/2022. Cynthia Richie Terrell is the founder and executive director of RepresentWomen and a founding board member of the ReflectUS coalition of non-partisan women’s representation organizations. Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is the executive director of Ms. partnerships and strategy, and the women and democracy fellow at the Brennan Center. This piece features quotes from 20 women experts in democracy reform to answer two questions: 1) "What is your dream for democracy in the U.S., rooted in the cause for which you advocate?", and 2) "What is something—or a few things—you’re shocked aren’t already common practice in U.S. democracy in 2022?"
Originally published in The Fulcrum, March 9th, 2022. Katie Usalis of RepresentWomen, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for more women in office, shares that thanks to the data collection work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, we know there are continued global trends towards gender balance. Also exciting is that the Americas lead the way in the race towards gender balance, with 34 percent average regional representation! This is thanks to the intentional steps Latin American countries have taken to remove structural barriers to representation.
Posted on Blog on March 25, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was a "model of composure" in the face of "egregious behavior of some on the Republican side" according to The Washington Post editorial board. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin did not mince words in her column on the proceedings and the efforts by some to undermine the nomination of Judge Jackson:
Posted on Blog on March 18, 2022
The inaugural Democracy Solutions Summit hosted by RepresentWomen last week was a big success with 45 amazing women speakers, over 300 participants registered for each day, and over 17,000 views of the landing page for the Summit!
Posted on Blog on March 11, 2022
Posted on Blog on March 04, 2022
President Joe Biden nominated Judge Katanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman on the highest court in the land. According to this piece in The Grio, women leaders from a number of key organizations are featured in a video urging swift confirmation:
Posted on Blog on February 25, 2022
The ongoing health crisis, the challenges to democracy, and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine dominated the news cycle this week. Women presidents, prime ministers, cabinet ministers, and members of parliament have signed a letter urging an "immediate ceasefire in Ukraine"
Posted on Blog on February 18, 2022
According to Encyclopedia Britannica about 70 of the world's 193 countries have had a female head of state. Interestingly, the United States is one of a handful of the world's most populous countries (others include China, Russia, Nigeria, and Mexico) that have never elected a woman leader.
Posted on Blog on February 11, 2022
The promise of representative democracy is what drives the work of so many of us so I thought I would lead this week with an excellent essay in Foreign Affairs that discusses the relationship between women's rights and autocracy - here is an excerpt: