At Fortune, Natasha Bach referenced our research in their article on women and people of color running for office.
From the article:
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. 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 overall. The jump for men of color is less marked, with an 8% increase. Perhaps even more significantly, the dominance of white male candidates is dropping off, down 13% since 2012.