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Breaking Ceilings and Blazing Trails

“It’s important to get more women in legislatures overall, but also into positions of power where they also get to set the agenda. We spend a lot of time talking about what they add to the conversation; these women in leadership get to determine what conversations are had.”  —Kelly Dittmar, director of research at the […]

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We Came This Close to the Unthinkable

What if …the results of the popular vote were closer? …the attacks on our democracy were more coordinated?…state lawmakers had been less concerned about ignoring the will of the people? Last summer, The States Project publicly identified the crucial role that state legislatures in swing states could play in stealing the presidential election for Donald […]

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The States Project: From the Root

The word “grassroots” has permeated our national consciousness with good reason. In 2020, organizers from across the political spectrum turned out record numbers of voters by going into communities, ensuring that folks registered, and then getting them to the polls.  This building of collective power by mobilizing people around shared values is what makes grassroots […]

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