• More Women and People of Color Are Running for Office-Reflecting the People They Represent

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    It looks like our elected officials may soon begin to look more like the people they're supposed to represent.
    According to data compiled by the Reflective Democracy Campaign , Americans are 51% women and 40% people of color -but between 2012 and 2016, two-thirds of candidates and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels were white men.
    That's beginning to change during this election cycle.
    Women and people of color are making gains: since 2012, women of color candidates for Congress have increased by 75%, and white women candidates by 36%-an increase of 44% for women...
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