The 2020 election is historic in many respects. Facing a global pandemic, an economic "shecession," and a national reckoning around racial justice, we've seen record-breaking voter participation and an unpresented number of women running for office. When the 117th Congress convenes in January, women will hold more seats in Congress than ever before--- including 50 women of color.
Perhaps most importantly, women, communities of color, and young voters participated in the 2020 election in historic numbers. This would not have been possible without the tremendous civic engagement efforts or organizations like YWCA. We are proud of the achievements we've made as well as energized for continued civic engagement and advocacy to create a more equitable country.
Results of key races are still not yet final. YWCA USA continues to track election outcomes and will provide updated details on races, ballot initiatives, and historical firsts next week.