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My parents - "Philadelphia Girl" & Huntington Terrell - were married on December 30th, 1950 at the Quaker Meetinghouse in Philadelphia where my husband and I were married, as well as my grandparents, great grandparents, and great great grandparents. I've been thinking a lot about them this week and all the ways that they encouraged me to work for a more just and equitable world.Read more
It's hard to believe that we're almost at the end of 2022! Just because we're getting close to wrapping up for the holidays, though, doesn't mean news on women's representation stops.Read more
Now that the Georgia Senate runoffs have finished, the election season has officially come to an end. If only GA had ranked choice voting, also sometimes called instant-runoff voting, we would have had results much sooner and saved everyone time, money, and energy by not having an additional election. This great article by Fairvote's Deb Otis and Matthew Oberstaedt sums up how ranked choice voting could be a better alternative to the current system.Read more
I am just back from a quick trip to NYC where RepresentWomen staffer Steph Scaglia and I attended the Relaunch Soiree for New Majority NYC. The incredible event was hosted by New Majority executive director Jessica Haller, and her terrific team, and was attended by almost every woman elected official in NYC one could dream of meeting! We had the chance to chat about ranked choice voting and women's representation with Ruth Messinger (former council member and Manhattan borough president), Tish James (NY Attorney General), Shahana Hanif (the first Muslim woman elected to the NYC Council), and many other very impressive young women leaders.Read more
Many of us in the United States are taking a few days to enjoy time with friends and family so this week's blog will be short on content but full of gratitude.
I am grateful for a terrific team, a dedicated board, thoughtful funders, determined advocates, amazing allies, and courageous election administrators and elected officials who are working to build a 21st century democracy grounded in fairness & innovation.
Thanks to the many individuals and organizations for being part of the work to build women's political power.Read more
It has been a tumultuous week for election results in the United States! The race for governor of Arizona that featured two women candidates running against each other was called for Katie Hobbs, while victories for ranked choice voting were confirmed in Nevada and Seattle. The Alaska Board of Elections is scheduled the run the RCV tally on Wednesday, November 23rd but it's looking quite likely that Democrat Mary Peltola will win the state's lone House seat and Republican Lisa Murkowski will win re-election to the U.S. Senate. Nevada voters also passed the most comprehensive state equal rights amendment in the nation on election day.Read more
Over the coming weeks, we will be transferring our extensive Blog and OpEd library to this new site. Check back for the latest in thought leadership from RepresentWomen!
Over the past week, RepresentWomen has been mentioned and featured by various publications and organizations! From op-eds written by our team to our insightful research reports, we're grateful that more and more people are interested in the structural solutions to strengthen democracy and increase women's representation.Read more
Dear readers --
From releasing our newest research report to preparing for the election, the team and I have been busy this week! With midterms right around the corner, here's a quick look at what election outcomes RepresentWomen will be tracking.
There is a lot going on this week from changes in leadership in the UK & women's representation in China, to new research from VoteRunLead on women's representation in state legislatures, to the demographics of women candidates from Open Secrets, to the barriers women face as elected officials, and mounting evidence of the need for & impact of ranked choice voting. And just over two weeks to the midterm elections....Read more