Those wondering how #Kavanaugh got confirmed today will not be surprised to learn that, in many ways, our government fails to represent us. You may have seen this meme. But it is worse than you think. More data in the thread below. #Elections2018 #Election2018 Image
Today, women make up roughly 51% of the U.S. population but control just 23% of the Senate and 19% of the House. Image
“By 2040, it is predicted that 70% of the population will live in just 15 states and thus select only 30% of U.S. Senators.” Or worse.…
The composition of the House and Senate is startling unrepresentative of the overall population. The average age of the House of Representatives is 57.8 years, among the oldest in history.…
White men make up just 31% of the country but control over 65% of all elected positions.… Image
97% of all Republican elected officials are white. Recently, 73% of Republican candidates were white men vs. 31% of the country.…
~12.3% of the population is black, vs. just 6% of the Senate.
52% of elected officials run unopposed, of these, 87% are white and 58% are Republicans.…
The 26 least populous states control 52 Senate seats, meaning 18% of the country controls the Senate.…
Many have argued that the wealthy have too much power and that our country is becoming an oligarchy. This study by professors at Princeton and Northwestern suggests we are already there.…
Some more on their study:…
Movements like #MeToo, #WomensMarch, #MarchforScience and #MarchforOurLives give me hope. Young people seem to get it. But the data above suggests we have a LOT of work to do.
To fix this, we need to address Campaign Finance, Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression, and other factors that restrict voting access. We also need our political parties to elevate candidates who better represent their constituents. One of many plans here.…
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