Votes for Women are Votes for the Environment

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting, The Power of Yin

Since 2000, Rachel’s Network has made the case that gender disparity in government not only stymies equality, it has serious implications for conservation, public health, and environmental policy as well.

That’s the message in our report When Women Lead which examines the environmental voting records of members of Congress by gender. We’ve recently updated our website with 2018 data and the results are clear:

Women in Congress vote for legislation supporting clean air, clean water, renewable energy, climate action, and public health much more often than their male counterparts.  Read the Report  If we want to make progress on environmental policy, we should help elect more women to public office, and support them during their tenure. 

Share this report with your colleagues. With your help, we can achieve gender parity in government and a healthier world.