Why Does It Matter
Elected officials are increasingly serving communities with diverse needs and to effectively serve their constituents, reflecting their population is important.
Government was built on the idea of representing the people it serves. The United States' population is expected to be a majority people of color by 2040, and our government and public representatives should reflect that change in order to most effectively serve its constituents.
Just as having a diverse workforce is important and can lead to better results for a company, a diverse representation within government will lead to better public policies that include the voices of all people within a community. It can bring new perspectives, skills, and ideas to the table and ultimately create a more efficient, inclusive, and innovative elective leadership.