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Quick Take: The Gender Parity Index is out! Now what?

Posted on Blog on July 26, 2022

It's that time of year again! RepresentWomen is thrilled to share the Gender Parity Index for 2022! This year, the majority of states received a "D" grade, meaning that their governments do not adequately represent their population.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 22, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 22, 2022

“In respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for man…All that distinguishes man as an intelligent and accountable being, is equally true of woman…"

Quick Take: The Reality of Running for Governor as a Woman

Posted on Blog on July 06, 2022

Nine. Just nine women currently serve as governor in the United States; a “record” first set in 2004 and achieved two additional times, but has yet to be broken. In over 200 years that this nation has existed, only 45 women total have been elected as governors. That constitutes less than 2% of all governors that have ever served. It might be easy to overlook these local and gubernatorial elections that don’t receive the same attention as federal elections, but in reality, governors play a critical role in creating policies and implementing long-lasting changes at the state level. This year, there are around 65 women running for governor, including Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Arkansas and Stacey Abrams in Georgia.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 1, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 01, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday June, 30th, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the land. As this story in The New York Times notes, Judge Jackson is the 116th justice to serve on the Court but only the 6th woman to do so:

Quick Take: SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade: Where do we go from here?

Posted on Blog on June 28, 2022

On Friday, June 24th, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn the decision made in Roe v Wade, meaning abortions are no longer protected at the federal level. States will now determine whether or not abortions are legal, with some states issuing bans immediately after the SCOTUS decision was issued.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 24, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 24, 2022

While Cynthia is away representing us at the League of Women Voters National Convention in Denver, the RepresentWomen Staff have got you covered! From teammate to teammate, we'll give you our must-reads for women’s representation from this week.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 17, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 17, 2022

In March of 2022 RepresentWomen hosted a Democracy Solutions Summit featuring women experts speaking on a wide range of challenges facing our nation including election administration, campaign finance, voting rights, the Electoral College, antiquated voting rules, and fair representation.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 10, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 11, 2022

In contrast to the recent setbacks for gender balance on corporate boards in California, officials in the European Union decided this week to require that an "underrepresented gender" fill at least 40% of non-executive board seats by July 1, 2026.

Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 3, 2022

Posted on Blog on June 03, 2022

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX that prohibited sex-based discrimination in any educational program that receives financial support from the federal government. Adoption of Title IX has increased opportunities for women and girls in academic settings but there has been mixed success for women & girls in sports according to this story in FiveThirtyEight by Neil Paine: