Beth Fukumoto: some ideas for finally achieving political parity for women
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in elected offices across the world. Today, women occupy 33% of the 8,230 state and federal elected positions — a record high. Despite ongoing progress, the gender gap persists.
The unequal distribution of power is compounded among women of color. Of the 12,763 women ever elected to state or federal office, 13% were women of color. Today’s proportion is even lower with only 9% of elected women identifying as people of color, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
Click here to read the full article published by Civil Beat on 08 June 2023.