A Historic Shift
In advance of the 2018 midterms, we went behind the headlines to analyze the real race and gender dynamics on the ballot. Our findings: Women and people of color are rising, at least in one of our two major parties.
A Turning Point
Our research and analysis anticipated today's rollercoaster politics: the consolidation of entrenched white male power via the election of Donald Trump, and the unprecedented rise of women and people of color in subsequent races from coast to coast. Will the rising momentum of reflective candidates translate into a democracy that truly represents America?
We Ranked All 50 States
Our National Representation Index (NRI) measures political power by race and gender. We compared the demographics of each state to its 2017 elected officials, then adjusted for level of office. That way, you can find out how your state scores in representing the people who live there.