Last Tuesday’s election was a night of firsts, shifting tides and upsets. Here’s our scorecard for how women fared in the 2021 elections—from Boston, to Atlanta, to New York City.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Women now make up 61 percent of NYC’s city council, thanks to ranked-choice voting; Winsome Sears is the first Black woman to be elected lieutenant governor of Virginia; Boston elected the first woman and the first woman of color as mayor; Apalachicola, Florida now has an all-women city commission; Elaine O’Neal, elected mayor of Durham, N.C., is the first woman of color to hold the office; the persistent leadership of Senator Elizabeth Warren; and more.
Voters in more than one-third of the country enjoy some form of an Election Day holiday.
Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe sat down with EMILY’s List president Laphonza Butler to discuss her experience as the first Black woman and first mother to run EMILY’s List and the importance of women’s political leadership.