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Why we #MarchtoParity

Political Parity was established in 2009 on the premise that it would take the collective resources of progressive, conservative, and nonpartisan women’s organizations to dramatically reshape the face of American politics. The problems facing our nation are complex and partisan mistrust is deep. Transforming our policymaking approach requires many new faces, actors willing to seek common ground and collaborate to reach a better end for all. We believe women must be part of the solution to establish a more reflective and effective democracy.

While women’s collective history is only celebrated as a nation in the month of March, we’re telling stories all year long of female political forerunners and emerging leaders through podcasts, Twitter Town Halls, and quotable portraits in the “March To Parity”. Check back often and add your voice and stories of the women who inspire you on Twitter and Facebook.

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Father’s Day

Male allies are critical to advancing a reflective and effective democracy. This Father’s Day, we encourage you to talk to your daughters about their role in American government.

  • Read the blog post, “Give and take, not tug-of-war” by our research director. The ‘first gentlemen’ she identifies have contributed to their wives success by adjusting their own careers.
  • Listen in as State Representative Mary Gonzalez tells us about her dad’s positive influence in choosing a political career.

  • Nadia Farjood tells us 11 ways to encourage your daughter to pursue politics – it starts at the dinner table.
  • Check out our meme campaign on Twitter 


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Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month

Today, 17.3 million people in the US identify as Asian-American. While the Asian-American community is relatively small compared to African Americans and Hispanics, they are one of the fastest growing populations in America. Join us as we uplift stories about this growing political force.

  • Do you know who to call at midnight on the campaign trail? Listen to our candid interview with Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, MA to find out.

  • Read the blog post that kicked off the week. Malliga Och, Research Director at Parity looks closer at the potential force of Asian-American women.
  • How well do you know the trailblazing Asian-American women in politics? Take our quiz to find out!
  • What is a hapa? Read the blog by Yasmin Gentry, Political Parity Intern to learn about growing up in two worlds and how it shaped her views.
Yasmin with Dad

Yasmin with her Dad

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Mom Knows Best

When we ask politicians – male and female – for the most important influences in their lives, mothers (and grandmothers) almost always top the list. They’re cited for their unwavering belief in their children, their self-sacrifice and hard work, their encouragement to take on, and overtake, challenges. Mothers also play increasingly important roles at the center of the political landscape.

  • Watch our video highlighting personal stories of public leaders and the impact mothers and grandmothers have had on their lives.

  • Read our blog post, “Mother knows best” by Marni Allen, Director of Political Parity
  • Listen to the exclusive podcast with the first Asian-American and youngest current member of the Boston City Council, Councilor At-Large, Michelle Wu. As a new mom, the Councilwoman became a passionate advocate for parental leave and better support systems for families.

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LatinasRepresent is a joint initiative of Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda to call out the lack of elected Latina leaders and change the political landscape to reflect all Americans. Our mission is to unite stakeholders and communities; raise up models of success; embolden Latina candidates; and drive a national conversation about the need for increased Latina representation.

  • Political Parity and NHLA leaders are working closely with a National Advisory Council that includes prominent advocates, writers, scholars, philanthropists, and political organizers – read more here.
  • We officially launched LatinasRepresent in Denver, Colorado; We have since engaged with 5 new cities around the country.
  • We conducted extensive research to underscore the importance of engaging mentors and role models, strategic targeting, and broader recruiting of Latinas by political parities. You can read more about our findings here.

Latina Research

  • Be sure to check back frequently and watch our growing YouTube channel of amazing and uplifting stories of Latina leaders. Don’t miss our national launch video:

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Women’s History Month

This March we celebrated women’s contributions to society, here at home and globally. Today’s political diversity – 20 female senators, 84 female representatives – rests upon the shoulders of countless trailblazing women. We salute yesterday’s trailblazers and recommit to propelling new pioneers, drawing inspiration from today’s outstanding women and collectively building on their momentum.

  • Catch up on the dynamic conversation from our two Twitter Town Halls focusing on women of color and the role of young women in politics.
  • Listen to the exclusive interview with the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Elise Stefanik.

  • There are 104 women serving in the 114th Congress; nine are under 45. How well do you know America’s leading ladies? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.
  • Read Marni Allen’s blog post, “Senator, not Cinderella”.

Macy Friday, Hillary Clinton, Mark Udall

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2014 Election Cycle

In the 2014 election cycle, we asked women from across the political spectrum to reflect on the campaigns across the country. Read their insightful stories here:


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