Representation2020, a program of FairVote, works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions that are supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to highlight the often overlooked structural barriers to achieving gender parity in American elections. Watch our video and read more About Us.
Women make up half the population, but only 19 percent of Congress and less than a quarter of state legislative and statewide executive positions. Even worse, the rate of increase in women's representation has stagnated at every level of elected office. Read more about the state of women's representation in Gender Disparity.
Representation2020 advocates for structural remedies to level the playing field for women candidates that include: recruitment & funding targets for women candidates, fair representation voting systems, and family-friendly legislative practices that will enable women to run, win, serve, and lead effectively. Read more about our Path to Gender Parity.
Representation2020 created the Gender Parity Index to measure progress toward gender parity in the states. Find out how the scores are calculated and where your state ranks with our detailed state-by-state summaries.
State of Women's Representation 2015-2016
Click here to read more about Representation2020's proposals to achieve gender parity in our lifetimes.
News and Updates
Read about Representation2020 in the news and visit our Blog for regular updates on the movement for gender parity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our Gender Parity listserv.
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