We are proud to support Ready to Run®, a program of The Center for American Women in Politics, because we believe having more women in elected positions will improve our government's ability to represent its people and deliver justice for all. They need our support.

 
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IMPACT OUR STANDING

Women hold fewer seats in the U.S. Congress than in Mexico, Pakistan or China. In fact, the United States ranks 104th in the world. Look here to see:

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MOVE THE NEEDLE

Since 1999, we’ve seen almost no growth in women serving in state legislatures, even thought women are earning degrees at a higher rate. For representation by state:

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IMPROVE DEMOCRACY 

Research shows that women make government more inclusive, accessible transparent and productive. To understand how women perform in elected offices: 

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Together with Ready to Run®, a program of CAWP, we have our sights set on increasing opportunities for women and girls to lead our democracy. Ready to Run® has a presence in more than 20 states. We are dedicated to expanding this program to all 50 states. With your help, we will get there sooner! Buy a True North Bracelet here to do just that!

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CAWP is the nation's premiere resource on all things women and American politics. CAWP's education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women's under-representation in political leadership with effective, imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences.

 

 

Women in the U.S. Congress 2017

Women make up more than 52% of the population but hold less than 25% of elected positions.

  • 105 women hold seats in the United States Congress (78D, 27R)
  • They comprise 19.6% of the 535 members of state congressional seats
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  • 21 women (21%) serve in the United States Senate
  • 84 women (19.3%) serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Data as of June 2017 compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. Keep up with the latest from CAWP on Facebook and Twitter