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RepresentWomen

RepresentWomen's mission is to strengthen our democracy by advancing reforms that break down barriers to ensure more women can run, win, serve, and lead. More women in elected and appointed positions at every level of government will strengthen our democracy by making it more representative, reviving bi-partisanship and collaboration, improving the deliberative process, encouraging a new style of leadership, and building greater trust in our elected bodies. RepresentWomen accomplishes its mission in these 4 ways: conducts research to track representation and assess best practices; educates PACs, donors, party leaders & elected officials about reforms to advance women's representation & leadership; advocates at the local, state and federal levels to adopt institutional reforms; forges strategic collaborative partnerships to build a lasting & successful movement for gender parity.

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Coming to America: Exploring the underrepresentation of first-generation women in politics

Saxena is a research associate at RepresentWomen and a master of public policy candidate at Georgetown University. Goral is the digital communications manager for RepresentWomen.

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Kathy Hochul was sworn in Tuesday as governor of New York, making history as the first woman to lead the Empire State.

Report: There's been little progress toward gender equity in politics

While Kathy Hochul's induction this week as the first female governor of New York marked a significant milestone for women's representation, there has been little progress elsewhere in the United States to improve gender equity in politics.

Succeeding former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned following several accusations of sexual harassment, Hochul joins eight other women currently serving as governor. Only 44 other women in the nation's history have held that office, and 19 states have never had a woman governor.

Thursday marks Women's Equality Day, but over the last year, the U.S. has seen meager improvements in the number of women serving at the local, state and national levels. According to a report released Monday by RepresentWomen, just under one-quarter of all major elected officials in the country are women — an increase of less than 1 percentage point from 2020.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth is one of only three women among the 13 Disabled officials in the federal government.

Why are disabled women so underrepresented in American politics?

Saxena, a former research intern for RepresentWomen, is a master of public policy candidate at Georgetown University. DeMarco, a former administration and development intern for RepresentWomen, is a student at the University of Maryland studying communication.
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Even though women hold two of the highest positions in United States, we rank just 67th in terms of women's representation at the national level.

The change women need: Systemic reforms power the path to equality

Gardner is the CEO of ReflectUS, a national coalition of nine leading women's representation movement organizations working to accelerate gender parity. Terrell is executive director and founder of RepresentWomen, a member of ReflectUS.

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