Source: Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics
Women in Elective Office 2019
Circulated: April 17, 2019
Women are 51% of America’s population but account for only 23.7% of our elected officials in Congress — the highest it’s ever been. Women of color are 20% of the population and only 8.8% of the 535 members of the 116th U.S. Congress.