Posted on Blog on July 03, 2019
While there are several reasons I believe in efforts to support female candidates, my semester abroad in Costa Rica gave me a new perspective on gender parity pursuits. Studying their electoral system and gender quota laws prompted me to consider what institutional reforms would look like in the United States and strengthened my dedication to advocacy surrounding this topic.
Posted on Blog on April 25, 2018
Posted on June 28, 2017
How do we reach gender parity?
Research confirms that structural reforms - which complement current strategies - are one of the main reasons that so many countries are electing more women than the U.S.
Title IX leveled the playing field for girls and women in education and athletics while the Voting Rights Act addressed systems that disadvantaged people of color. Although we may not realize it, within the Republican and Democratic parties, gender quotas have become commonplace in a myriad of ways. For example, gender quotas are almost always used in selecting each party’s convention delegates. This is just one example of how we must address inequality by changing rules and laws in order to have a more representative system.