Breaking Data

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.

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Reflective Democracy Campaign: A Turning Point for America.

Defying traditional gatekeepers, women and people of color have been running for office from coast to coast - breathing new life into American politics. Now, we're at a turning point for our country. Check out to learn more.

Posted by Reflective Democracy Campaign on Monday, October 1, 2018

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?

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How Does Your State Rank?

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.

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About Us

The Campaign's mission is to forge a democracy whose leaders reflect the life experiences and diverse backgrounds of all the American people.

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Our Research

Our groundbreaking research analyzes the glaring race and gender imbalances - and recent countertrends - among our elected leaders and candidates.

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Our Activism and Funding

We fund and spearhead innovative efforts to achieve a democracy where women and people of color hold a fair share of power, and all Americans are represented in government.

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