Why Annie's List?
Representational democracy happens when we all have a seat at the table. Currently, 80% of the Texas legislature is made up of men. How is that? They are making laws about our reproductive choices, while not paying attention to things that impact women and their families. Like equal pay for equal work, sexual harassment in the workplace, prevention of sexual violence against women and children and supporting high quality public education.
If we keep electing women at the same rate women are currently elected, we wouldn’t have equal voices at the table for another 99 years.* That’s a long time and we’re not willing to wait a century for policies that meet all our needs. And neither were our founders in 2003.
* Institute for Women’s Policy Research