ReflectUS is a national, nonpartisan coalition of the leading women’s representation organizations working to increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office at the local, state and national levels. We believe that our government should reflect the people it governs—and this means we need more women of all backgrounds in political leadership.
Anne Moses, Founder & President of IGNITE
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, they remain severely under-represented at all levels of government. Here are some key figures.
86 women hold statewide elective executive offices across the country; women hold 27.6% of the 312 available positions.
2,129 or 28.8%, of the 7,383 state legislators in the United States are women.
Women hold 127, or 23.7%, of seats in Congress.
The ReflectUS Coalition bridges traditional women’s representation efforts by building solidarity to create institutional change and capacity-building efforts towards accelerated gender parity in political leadership.