A thriving democracy is within our reach but we must level the playing field for women candidates across the racial, political, and geographic spectrum so that our nation's rich diversity is reflected in our elected bodies.
Electing more women to every level of government will strengthen our democracy by making it more representative, reviving bi-partisanship & collaboration, improving policy outcomes, encouraging a new style of leadership, and building greater trust in our elected bodies.
The percentage of women serving in elected office has increased very little since the "year of the woman" and the United States now ranks behind 99 nations in the representation of women. With the momentum of the 2016 elections at our backs we can win gender parity for women in elected office in our lifetimes but only if we embrace new strategies that tackle the root causes of the problem and fundamentally level the playing field for all women candidates.
While voters and political pundits alike are still hashing out what exactly happened on November 8, there is one conclusion about the election that most cannot deny: many voters felt they didn’t have adequate choices.Read More
At the current rate of change, it will take centuries to achieve gender parity for women in elective office - we can't wait that long for an equal voice in government.
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