LET'S USE OUR VOTE TO DEMAND BETTER REPRESENTATION AND CHANGE THE STATISTICS
Globally, women make up 50.6% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices.
The U.S. currently ranks 103rd in the world for women in the national legislature.
Women make up only 20% of Congress (women of color: 7.1%).
Only 6 out of 50 U.S. governors are women.
REGISTER TO VOTE
The Representation Project has partnered with MTV and its first-ever midterm election campaign “+1 the Vote” to provide access to a unique online tool to register voters and see if friends and family are registered.
ELECT MORE WOMEN
While women make up 50 percent of the population, they still only make up 20 percent of Congress. This lack of representation keeps women out of the rooms where decisions get made. When we elect more women, we get a better and more diverse conversation about the issues impacting our families and communities.
REPRESENT WOMEN’S ISSUES
It’s time we use our vote to support women in leadership and promote gender equity. As Julie Abrams, Founder and CEO of How Women Lead, says in her interview for this campaign, “Women bring a whole community of people along with them. They’re not just out for themselves. Women care for their children, their families, their community in a way that is unique and absolutely moves the entire country forward.” Recognizing the issues impacting American women and pushing for equal representation in leadership is critical to changing how women are represented in our society at large.