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Take the pledge for parity. Representation 2020 works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions that are supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to highlight the often-overlooked structural barriers to achieving gender parity in American elections. By taking this pledge you and your organization can join a task force to help create change in your community and state.

Ask a woman to run for office! Women are recruited at far lower rates than men, and need to be asked to run. By nominating yourself or another woman to lead, you’ll be joining She Should Run’s online movement, where you’ll stay informed about the state of women in public office and be provided the tools to take action.

Help send a girl to Running Start's Young Women's Political Summit. Running Start was created because women are still only a tiny fraction of elected officials and candidates for public office in the United States. To truly build the percentage of women leading in politics, we must get more women interested in running at a young age. By taking this pledge you will help a young woman spend a week in Washington D.C., giving her the tools, confidence and education needed to succeed in her political future.

Take a pledge for solidarity. Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that requires male participation. HeForShe is a way for males to commit to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.