Topic: Reflective Democracy

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More Than 6% of the Population But Less Than 1% of Elected Officials?

By: Brenda Choresi Carter, Campaign Director, The Reflective Democracy Campaign The Reflective Democracy Campaign has just released our first-of-its kind report mapping AAPI political leadership in the USA, #advanceAAPIpower.  Against the backdrop of mounting anti-Asian violence, we found that the AAPI community is the most politically under-represented demographic group in America, even in states with high AAPI concentrations like New York, Nevada, and California.
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Barbara Jean Lee: The Lone Voice

By: Kathryn Snyder, WDN Director of Programs & Initiatives This month, WDN had the honor of hosting a screening of Abby Ginzberg’s documentary Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me, followed by a live panel with Representative Barbara Lee and Abby Ginzberg, moderated by Lateefah Simon, President of the Akonadi Foundation.
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Reflective Democracy in the News

The Reflective Democracy Campaign is back in the news: the Campaign’s research was cited in the New York Times‘ “On Politics” column about the symbolism and real policy advantages to having a woman of color as Vice President. Our grantee And She Could be Next, a two-part documentary series on female history makers filmed by women filmmakers of color, was also mentioned in the article!
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In a Time of Upheaval, Sheriffs Finally Face Scrutiny

Our Reflective Democracy Campaign has released its latest report on the demographics of elected sheriffs and it’s unequivocal: America’s sheriffs are nearly all white men. Sheriffs commonly oversee residential evictions, domestic violence calls, traffic stops, polling place monitoring, and criminal investigations.
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Councilwoman

WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign funds “Councilwoman”, the film

WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign is a proud funder of Councilwoman, a film about Carmen Castillo. Castillo is a Dominican American woman who is elected and serves as a city councilwoman in Providence, Rhode Island. The film follows her as she advocates for workers rights, leads the fight for a $15 minimum wage in Providence, and runs a grueling reelection campaign–all while working full-time as a hotel housekeeper and maintaining a family.
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Wrapping up 2019: Final Updates from WDN’s Initiatives

As we wrap up the year, we are excited to share a few final updates from WDN’s initiatives. The Impact Collectives have been hard at work awarding final grants for the year. We’re finishing 2019 strong and supporting the following organizations: This year, the Emergent Fund moved over $1 million to sixty-nine grantees, with most of them getting their funding within a week of our decision.
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