Women Leading Politics and Policy
As we come together to focus our tremendous voting clout with candidates who are supportive of our views and issues – we will breakthrough the status quo, dramatically raise our influence and incomes, put our stamp on political and world leadership and the business/employer marketplace – we will finally secure women-led progress in world leadership, human rights, fair pay and promotion, family-friendly work environments, retirement security and women-owned business growth.
This transformation will consummate women's long path to political and economic power and create a better world for all.
The women's movement is far from over. In many ways – we have just begun.
Margot Dorfman, CEO
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
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Did you know?
- In 2021, 142 (103D, 39R) women hold seats in the United States Congress, comprising 26.5% of the 535 members; 24 women (24%) serve in the U.S. Senate, and 118 women (27.1%) serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Four women non-voting delegates (2D, 2R) also represent American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the United States House of Representatives.
- 49 of the 142 women serving in Congress in 2021 are women of color: 23 are Black, 13 Latina, 9 Asian American/Pacific Islander, 1 Native American, 1 Middle Eastern/North African, and 2 multiracial.
- Between 2016 and 2020, the percentage of women candidates saw its largest jump, from 25 percent to 32 percent. |
- The freshman class of women in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2021 includes at least 26 (9D, 17R) non-incumbent women.
- Between 2016 and 2020, the percentage of women candidates in gubernatorial and state legislative races saw a jump, from 25 percent to 32 percent.
- At least 142 women will hold seats in the next Congress, an all-time high.
- In 2020 races for the U.S. House and Senate, women candidates outraised men on average, while also nearly closing the gap in state-level contests.
- In 2020 races, women accounted for 33 percent of donations to congressional candidates and 31 percent of donations to state-level candidates, both records.
When women run, give and vote – WOMEN LEAD.Focused women’s leadership begins with you.
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