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Will 2021 state legislative elections foreshadow gender trends in 2022? Here are some data points to watch.

State legislative elections were held in New Jersey – including both House and Senate – and Virginia – House alone – on November 2, 2021. This off-year election gives us a chance to identify gender trends before the bulk of states hold state and federal elections in 2022. 1. Were more women on the ballot in 2021? The charts below show recent trends in the...
Black women
Congress
Intersectionality
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This is what a legislator looks like. Catch up.

Just under a month ago, Ohio State Representative Emilia Sykes filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Public Safety for over two years of disparate treatment by security officials at the Statehouse. More specifically, Representative Sykes – one of ten Black women in the Ohio state legislature – cited heightened scrutiny at security checkpoints and...

2014 Election
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Flat lines and Forecasting Women’s State Legislative Representation

When you are in the business of keeping numbers in the present, you’re often asked to forecast numbers in the future based on historical trends and variables. In our world of women’s political representation, we’re asked (and often ask ourselves) how long it will take for women to reach political parity in government. Here’s the problem: we can’t forecast...

2014 Election
Candidacy
Race
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#WomenRun2014: State Legislatures Outlook

Today we focus on the outlook for women running in state legislative races. The detail and predictive value of our data are limited at this level due to the high number of candidates and races, but we do know that we enter Election Day without a record-level number of female state legislative candidates. State Legislative Nominees In 2014, 2,517 (1,621D...

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