Women of Color Won Big in This Week’s Elections: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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.