Through research and organizing, the Reflective Democracy Campaign works to make our political structures more inclusive and democratic.
The Reflective Democracy Campaign’s commitment to changing the face of political power is fierce and inspiring, just like its groundbreaking research and community-based organizing.Jessica Byrd, co-founder, Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice Project
Our investigations into the demographics of power expose the enduring problem of white male over-representation, and document the momentum for reflective democracy as women and people of color gain political power at every level of government. Our database is the nation’s only comprehensive resource tracking the race and gender of elected officials at every level of government, including city councils, state legislatures, and Congress.
From in-depth investigations to vibrant infographics, our reports on election demographics and the criminal justice system offer data-driven insights into how race and gender shape government and policing.
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We are building a movement to reinvent our political system, empowering grassroots community groups to run their own candidates for office, promote policies that center underrepresented people, and reimagine how elections are structured and funded.