20% in 2012

10 Sep

Today the US Congress is only 17 percent women, which puts us 79th in the world (our ranking just dropped again). With this election we could reach “20 percent in 2012.” That’s the name of a new campaign from The 2012 Project, MissRepresentation.org’s nonpartisan partner to elect women this year (#ElectWomen2012). The 2012 Project is part of Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. 

“We need to accelerate the pace of progress” said Mary Hughes, founder and director of The 2012 Project. “It’s time. Women are ready.”

Check out the Miss Representation snapshot of the facts thus far.  Then click on your state.  And the other states.  Learn what you need to do to help.  Then help.  Any way you can.

20% representation for over 50% population in 2012.  It’s within reach.

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