What Moms in Politics Really Want This Mother’s Day: Campaign-Funded Childcare

There are several obstacles moms face when entering politics—a big one being the lack of universal, affordable childcare.

For moms entering a political career at any level, allowing campaign funds to be used for childcare expenses is a critical first step to leveling the playing field for women candidates to run and win. Campaign-funded childcare means that both men and women candidates would no longer need to factor in childcare costs when deciding to run, which would blow open the doors for more and diverse women candidates to get their names on the ballot.

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.

Most Voters Want Ranked-Choice Voting—So Why Did Ron DeSantis Just Ban It?

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

This week: compelling exit polling from NYC’s first (and the world’s largest) implementation of ranked-choice voting; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bans ranked-choice voting; the world honors the late Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; while voters no longer see a woman running for office as a novelty, gender biases against women candidates persist; and more.

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.