CONFRONTING THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF POWER

America's Cities

As the COVID pandemic shines a light on the life-and-death stakes of the demographics of power, we analyzed the race and gender of elected leaders in America's 100 largest cities.

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Confronting The Demographics Of Power

America's Sheriffs

America's sheriffs are nearly all white and male. Overseeing jails and other key law enforcement functions, they run mostly unopposed in elections, wielding great power without accountability to the communities they serve.

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Breaking Data

Tipping The Scales

In a criminal justice system widely recognized for racial bias and inequity, elected prosecutors wield most of the power, and 95% of them are white. Our latest finding: Change is possible. When women of all races and men of color compete for prosecutor seats, they win at higher rates than white men.

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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 Funding and Activism

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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