INFOGRAPHIC: Who represents you?

Here at Progressive Majority, we work hard to get gender and racial parity at the state and local levels of government. We actively recruit women, people of color, GLBT and young candidates to run so that our represenation can look more like us.

We've created an infographic to show just how far we have to go:

State Legislature and Congress Demographic Representation

Here are the demographic breakdowns and sources:

 

Demographics Women African-American Latino Native American Asian / Pacific Islander Under 40
Congress 16% 8% 8% 5% 0.2% 2%
State Legislature 24% 8% 3% 1% 1% 7%
National 51% 12.4% 15% 1% 4.5% Median: 36.8

 

Sources:

Congress.org: Congressional Directory

NCSL: Legislator Demographics