Answering the call for political parity in Texas

What is political parity?

The term “political parity” means equality for women+ in appointed and elected office. Women make up 51% of the population but only 20% of public office.

Why focus on Texas?

No one knows how many women serve in public office in the United States down to the local level. Texas is the fastest-growing, largest battleground state - making it the best state to analyze.

Parity stands for more than being equal…
It is about being heard

Our Approach

We’re combining never-before-seen data with the power of storytelling to get more women elected

Features

We humanize the stories of women+ involved in politics across Texas. Our features highlight the stories of elected officials, student activists, candidates, party affiliates, and non-profit leaders.

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Research

Our novel approach uses grassroots organizing to fill the data gap for women+ in local politics. We enumerate how many candidates file, run, and win local elected office in Texas.

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Latest Features

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A woman of many personal, political, and professional hats, Holly Taylor is running for Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal

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The Honorable Melissa Saenz is a San Antonio native currently serving as a judge for Bexar County Court at Law No. 2.

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In pursuing her many career ambitions and life achievements, Dr. Cody Pyke maintains a singular focus: impacting lives through service. Cody is

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