Impact of Our Research

RepresentWomen's research has been frequently cited by others concerned about making change and advocating for progress. Read through the links below to see how our research is being used.

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Ranked Choice Voting Research


Unite America

Unite America is a "nonpartisan, nonprofit that seeks to understand the root causes and solve for polarization in our political system". They cite RepresentWomen's 2020 report on Ranked Choice Voting as an 'expert report'. They also consider RepresentWomen a partner organization.

Unite America 


Rank the Vote DC

Rank the Vote DC is a "local, grassroots, multi-racial coalition who's been actively advocating and organizing to pass Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in DC". They cite RepresentWomen's 2020 findings on the success of women in RCV elections as one of their main reasons for advocating to pass RCV in DC. 

Rank the Vote DC 


ReflectUS

ReflectUs is a "national, cross partisan coalition that accelerates and maximizes the collective impact of Coalition members, people, and organizations working to expand political leadership of, by, and for all women". They list two of RepresentWomen's reports (including the 2020 report) under "Coalition Members' Work".

ReflectUs 


Ms. Magazine

Ms. Magazine, which calls itself, "the most trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online" published an article written by two RepresentWomen staff members, Kaycie Goral (RepresentWomen's digital media manager) and Paige Chan (a research associate).

The article, "2021 Election Scorecard: The Women Who Won" features RepresentWomen's research on the 2021 RCV elections, especially the NYC primaries, as well as other landmark elections for women across the country.

The Article 

Ms. Magazine often features pieces written by RepresentWomen's founder, Cynthia Richie Terrell, and Kaycie Goral. Read through their other articles by clicking the buttons below.

Cynthia's Articles Kaycie's Articles 


Time Magazine

Time Magazine cites RepresentWomen's research on Ranked Choice Voting in their November 2021 article, "If We're Serious About Saving American Democracy, This Voting System Might Be the Key".

Specifically, RepresentWomen is linked under their third point "More diverse candidates".

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Real Clear Politics

RealClearPolitics is an "independent, non-partisan media company that is the trusted source for the best news, analysis and commentary". They cite RepresentWomen's research on Ranked Choice Voting in their August 2021 article, "Ranked-Choice Voting Increased Minority Candidates' Chances".

Specifically, RepresentWomen is linked in the sentence, "Various studies, reports, and academic papers in recent years show that minority candidates and women won elections at an increased rate after their jurisdictions adopted RCV."

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Politico

Politico describes itself as striving to be "the dominant source for news on politics and policy in power centers across every continent". They cite RepresentWomen's 2020 findings on the success of women in RCV elections and quote RepresentWomen's founder, Cynthia Richie Terrell, in their July 2021 article, "How ranked-choice voting helps women".

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The 19th

The 19th is an "independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy". They cite RepresentWomen's 2020 findings on the success of women in RCV elections in their June 2021 article, "How ranked-choice voting elevates women and people of color seeking office".

They also quote both RepresentWomen's founder, Cynthia Richie Terrell, and RepresentWomen's research director, Courtney Lamendola.

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Gender Parity Index


The Washington Post

The Washington Post published an opinion piece titled, "Let’s raise Maryland’s grade for women in politics" in September 202 that is cites RepresentWomen's 2021 Gender Parity Index. In the 2021 Report, Maryland received a "D" grade. 

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The Fulcrum

The Fulcrum is a "platform where insiders and outsiders to politics are informed, meet, talk, and act to repair our democracy and make it live and work in our everyday lives.". An article from August 2021 titled "Report: There's been little progress toward gender equity in politics" cites RepresentWomen's 2021 Gender Parity Index.

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The United Nations Association of the United States

The United Nations Association of the United States is a "movement of Americans dedicated to supporting the United Nations". They list both RepresentWomen's Gender Parity Index and our International Research in their Women’s Political Participation Database.

The UNAUSA  


Utah University - Utah Women & Leadership Project

Utah University's Utah Women & Leadership Project was created to "strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women". In February 2021, they released a research and policy brief titled, "The Status of Women in Utah Politics: A 2021 Update" that cites RepresentWomen's 2020 Gender Parity Index.

Research Brief 


Her Term

Her Term is a "collaboration to elect women". In 2020, they released a report titled, "Reaching the Tipping Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Georgia Politics" that cites RepresentWomen's 2019 Gender Parity Index.

Report 


Women’s Foundation of Minnesota & the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

In 2020, the Women's Foundation of Minnesota (a foundation that "invests in innovation to drive gender and racial equity in Minnesota") and the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota collaborated to publish, "2020 Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota".  That report cites RepresentWomen's 2019 Gender Parity Index.

Report 


Commonwealth

Commonwealth is a "peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on political and policy topics of importance to Pennsylvania". In October 2020, an article titled, "Introduction to the Special Issue on Women in Pennsylvania Politics" cites RepresentWomen's 2017 Gender Parity Index.

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