Who Leads Us? General election just a few weeks away, November 4th, 2014

PopulationWith the next general election just a few weeks away, November 4th, 2014, government representation should be on all our minds.  The Women Donors Network has just released a really interesting report titled “Who Leads Us.”



“Our goal is to provide the American people with a way to measure our progress toward a democracy where our leaders reflect the people they serve. The data you see presented on this website comes from a first-of-its kind exploration of the race and gender composition of more than 42,000 American elected officials, conducted in the Summer of 2014. This data was analyzed in comparison to Census data, confirming that the face of America’s leadership bears little resemblance to our country’s population.”

71% of elected officials are men, 90% are white, and 65% are white men.

White men are 31% of the U.S. population but hold 65% of all elected office.

White men have 8 times as much political power as women of color.

Much more can be found at:  http://wholeads.us/

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