US Overview

U.S. Overview

Women are 51% of the population in the U.S. but make up only:

 

For certain demographics, the numbers are even worse

Women of color, Republican women, young women, and low-income women are especially underrepresented.

Learn more about how demographics affect representation

 

In 2017 women of color only make up:

In 2017 Republican women only make up:

  • 5/21 women serving in the U.S. Senate
  • 21/83 women serving in the U.S. House
  • 4/6 women serving as governors
  • 706/1,840 women state legislators

 

At the current rate of increase in women’s representation, white women Democrats will continue to be over-represented relative to the overall population of women and it will take many, many generations to reach gender parity.

 

Data from a fact sheet from the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University (CAWP)

 

 

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