SCOTUS Wants Reproductive Rights Left Up to the States—Whose Representatives Are Still Overwhelmingly White and Male

The Supreme Court says it is time to “return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” But state legislatures are overwhelmingly white and male: Women hold just 31 percent of statehouse seats, and only 9 percent are women of color. Rates of women’s representation are much lower in states that will ban abortion if and when Roe is overturned.

Luckily, we know how to transform the demographics of U.S. law-making bodies. We just need the political will.

Women Have Always Been the Heart of the Climate Change Movement: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation. 

This week: Women have always been at the heart of the climate change movement; best practices to increase women’s representation on public and private sector boards; Kyra Wilson is the second woman elected chief of the Long Plain First Nation; majority of Americans support ranked-choice voting; and more.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Ranked-Choice Voting Is Key in Alaska Special Election; How Latin America Is Achieving Gender Parity

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: The Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court; why so many countries in Latin America are achieving gender parity; major barriers for women in China and South Korea; ranked-choice voting takes center stage in Alaska special election; the 2018 law that more than doubled the number of women on boards in California has been struck down; it’s National Poetry Month; and more.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: More Women Hold Office in Larger Cities; Countries Where Women’s Leadership is the Norm

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Women’s representation has increased in cities with populations of 10,000 or more; women remain underrepresented in Congress; how key stakeholders can increase women’s representation; the countries where women’s leadership has become the norm; and more.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Unwavering Composure: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was a “model of composure” in the face of “egregious behavior” from some Republican senators; the “exhaustion of being the first Black women”; the impact of switching from gender ‘discrimination’ to gender ‘privilege’; women’s representation in post-Soviet states; how the Oscar winner for Best Picture will be decided using ranked-choice voting; rest in power Madeleine Albright, who knew how to “move beyond her talking points and to engage her counterparts in frank oval-table bargaining”; and more.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Attacks on Women in Elected Office Ramp Up; Why’d Equal Pay Day Come a Week Early This Year?

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: the growing pro-woman movement in South Korea; read a full transcript and listen to the recordings from the inaugural Democracy Solutions Summit hosted by RepresentWomen last week; women’s rights and a healthy democracy are linked; attacks on women in elected office are becoming all too frequent; why Equal Pay Day for women fell more than a week earlier than last year; and more.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: As the U.S. Celebrated International Women’s Day, Feminists Wonder—Where Are the Women in Politics?

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: A look at different perspectives on women’s representation across the globe, from the U.S. to South Korea and beyond; women supporting Ukranian refugees; how to get more women into elected offices; and more.

What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination Means for Representation and Justice: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: women leaders urge swift confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson; Jackson’s confirmation would bring the Court close to gender balance; Anita Hill on the value of having Judge Jackson’s perspective on the Supreme Court; 19 states have zero Black women in the state senate; how ranked-choice voting would eliminate the need for costly second round primary runoffs; the California law that requires companies to appoint women to their corporate boards; a women’s history month Spotify preparations; over 45 women will be speaking next week at RepresentWomen’s Democracy Solutions Summit March 8–10 … join us!

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Women Lawmakers Urge “Immediate Ceasefire in Ukraine”; U.S. Women’s Soccer Scores in Equal Pay Lawsuit

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Women elected officials urge an “immediate ceasefire in Ukraine”; Women’s National Soccer team settled an equal pay lawsuit with the U.S. Soccer Federation; the “authority gap” between men and women; just 0.2 percent of elected positions are held by LGBTQ people

Our Democracy Has Problems. Women Have Solutions.

The U.S., one of the world’s oldest democracies, is now seeing a rise of antidemocratic views. But never fear. We come bearing good news. There is hope. And that hope, we believe, is the shared power and potential of mobilized women to forge a new movement for a 21st century democracy.

We hope you are inspired and encouraged by what this slate of women experts—working at all levels to reform and revitalize our democracy—have to say. And to hear more about democracy solutions and how you can get involved, join us March 8–10 from 3–5 p.m. ET for RepresentWomen’s democracy Solutions Summit, which brings together experts and leaders in election administration, voting rights and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy.