The Reflective Democracy Campaign analyzes and disrupts the demographics of power in the United States. We conduct groundbreaking research that shines a light on the exclusion of women and people of color from political leadership, and catalyze activism and scholarship aimed at achieving a democracy where everyone has a seat at the table.

Coming on October 18: New research on the demographics of political power in America.

Who Leads Us?

Who Leads Us? was a first-of-its kind analysis of the race and gender of 42,000 elected officials from the federal to county level—showing that white men hold 4 times as much power as the rest of the population.

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Justice For All?

Justice for All? analyzed the 2,400 elected prosecutors nationwide and revealed that 95% are white and 79% are men, shining a light on the structural bias of the criminal justice system.

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Who Runs in America?

Who Runs (in) America? analyzed the race and gender of candidates, finding that women and people of color are not only excluded from elected office, they’re excluded from our ballots.

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Strategies for Change

Building a Movement

We make catalytic investments in leaders and organizations working toward a more reflective democracy.

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We engage the public in crucial dialogue about who holds power in America, and why. Click below to see our coast-to-coast media coverage.

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