50/50 Representation/100% of America
Women are 51% of the population of the U.S. and 56% of the conventional workforce. Men hold 80% of elected offices nationwide. Women have long been represented by a number of good men who care deeply about the people they represent.
Women have the talent, the wisdom, and the skill to excel in those same offices. It begs the question: Why are we governing America with one hand tied behind our back?
We know that women and men share equally in the nation’s destiny and in their responsibility for a government that represents us all. We see that when Americans work together, we get more done.
We acknowledged the need for women to participate in government as the law of the land nearly a century ago when we amended the Constitution to ensure a woman’s right to vote. That was a great start. It’s time to finish the job.
WCF believes good government need no longer depend upon only half of the nation’s human capital.
The Women’s Campaign Fund commits the full force of its 40-year history to achieving a more perfect union through 50/50 representation of women and men in elected offices nationwide by 2028.