#GAReads | New Study Reveals Exactly How Long it Will Take Congress to Reach Gender Parity

 photo credit: Martin Falbisoner [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via  Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Martin Falbisoner [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

New Study Reveals Exactly How Long it Will Take Congress to Reach Gender Parity”:

A record number of women overall were running for office, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, and a record one-third of the candidates running for the House were women of color, according to Emily’s List, a Democratic-leaning nonprofit that supports women in politics. 

The result: Female candidates of all races, sexual identities and ages won in record numbers, making up the largest and most diverse class of congresswomen the country has ever seen. 

But the number of female politicians in the US legislature is still small compared to some other countries, and research shows that the US is almost a century away from achieving actual gender parity on Capitol Hill.

Read AnnaMarie Houlis’ full article at Fairygodboss here…