Weekend Reading


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 30, 2022

Posted on Blog on September 30, 2022

This week's Weekend Reading features stories on Ketanji Brown Jackson, Iranian protests over Masha Amini's murder, UK "Red Wall" voters want for proportional voting systems, Corvallis, Oregon's upcoming use of RCV, CAWP stats on women running in November, how Trump's presidency mobilized women candidates, and a Yael Bromberg's book recommendation: Lady Justice by Dahlia Lithwick!


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 23, 2022

Posted on Blog on September 23, 2022

This week's Weekend Reading features stories on our RCV in NYC Report with the New Majority NYC, Giorgia Meloni to be Italy's first woman premier, the Women Saving Democracy Project with the Brennan Center and Ms. Magazine, CAWP report on women mayors facing violence and harassment, and Lydia Green's resolution to get RCV implemented in NY State primaries!


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 16, 2022

Posted on Blog on September 16, 2022

From sports, to TV, to government; this week was chock full of updates on women's representation. With stories on the USWNT, Black women winning at the Emmys, NY-10 primary election results, Turkey MP Semra Güzel jailing, and The New Majority NYC + RepresentWomen NYC Report summary!


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 9, 2022

Posted on Blog on September 09, 2022

This week's Weekend Reading features stories on MA governor candidate Maura Healey, new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, updated OECD-38 rankings, ranked-choice voting on the ballot in Nevada, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation September 2, 2022

Posted on Blog on September 02, 2022

Happy Friday! This weekend reading features work from Alisha Saxena on #RankedChoiceVoting, updates on the women soon to make a majority of the Montgomery County Council, new research on the end of Roe v. Wade by the New York Times, the status on women and Ukraine with research by RepresentWomen, the monumentous election of Mary Peltola, and a great book recommendation thanks to our partner She Should Run! 


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 26, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 26, 2022

Happy Women's Equality Day! This week features work from Erin Vilardi from VoteRunLead, updates on Representative Yuh-Line Niou's and Lea Webb's elections, Rufina Peter in Papua New Guinea, Steven Hill with quotes from Representative Barbara Flynn Currie and Representative Adeline Geo-Karis, CAWP updates on Representative Val Demings, Madison Horn, and Carolyn Maloney, student loan forgiveness updates from The 19th, and a piece from I Am Expat on Germany!


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 19, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 19, 2022

Serena Williams' recent retirement announcement reverberated throughout the sports world and beyond. Inarguably one of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena has accomplished what many can only dream of attempting, yet at a time when she should be preparing for many more years as the leader of her field she is retiring.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 12, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 12, 2022

Be sure to check out RepresentWomen’s full Gender Parity Index Report, along with our piece in Ms., Gender Parity Index 2022: Women Continue to Break Records—But We Must Break Down Barriers, a great read on the current state of women’s representation across the United States.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation August 5, 2022

Posted on Blog on August 05, 2022

Primary wins for women made the headlines this week along with a big win for reproductive rights in Kansas. The vote to affirm the right to abortion in Kansas illustrates the quagmire of our antiquated voting system that protects incumbents and elects representatives who do not reflect majority opinion.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 29, 2022

Posted on Blog on July 29, 2022

Many thanks to RepresentWomen research director Courtney Lamendola who worked with her terrific team to release the 2022 Gender Parity Index this week. While women's representation has increased since last year's report, most states still get a "D" -- no state gets an "A" -- and the current pace of progress is too slow to reach gender balance in politics in our lifetimes