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What is gender parity?

Gender parity is a state of equity between the genders. When used in reference to elected office, gender parity means a situation where the members of a government are representative of the gender balance of its constituents.

Where did the name Representation2020 come from?

The name “Representation2020” was originally a call for the achievement of gender parity in elected office by the year 2020, the centennial of women’s suffrage. As we approach 2020 and gain a clearer picture of the work that still remains to be done, “Representation2020” has come to signify the achievement of a government that accurately represents its population. Representation2020 strives to build a democracy where our legislators have “20/20 vision” and are clearly able to see all participants in our democracy.

What can I do to help women achieve parity in elected office?

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I'm confused by a term this website uses - can I get a definition somewhere?

Check our glossary for definitions of our frequently used terms.

How is Representation2020 connected to FairVote?

Representation2020 is a project of FairVote, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans. Additionally, the reforms that FairVote supports are beneficial to Representation2020’s goal of achieving gender parity.

Learn more at fairvote.org.

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