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Political Science 118-03: Gender in State & Local Politics

This guide is designed to support students in Political Science 118-03: Gender in State & Local Politics

Government Bodies

To find data on gender & representation in local government, the best sources tend to be the government websites themselves. Find information on city council, government departments, boards, and committees on your city's website:

Similarly, for data on similar representation at the state level, visit state-level websites:

Local Organizations

  • Massachusetts Women's Caucus
    • established in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to encourage and support women in all levels of government
  • Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
    • supports women candidates for office
  • Cambridge Women's Center
    • Founded in 1971, following a women’s movement building takeover, the Cambridge Women’s Center has been developing innovative programs and services for women of all backgrounds for 51 years
  • Women's Foundation of Boston
    • economically empowers Greater Boston women and girls through the creation and funding of high impact leadership and economic programs in partnership with nonprofits serving solely women and girls
  • International Women's Club of Boston
    • organizes activities and offers supportive spaces to meet new people, foster friendships, and share experiences
  • Boston Women's Fund
    • uplifts, advocates for, and invests in women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who are leading grassroots organizations and systems' change
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
    • empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide education and advocacy for social change to prevent sexual violence
  • Mothers Out Front
    • Advocates for climate change action
  • Femmechanics Boston
    • Empowers femme/trans/women bike mechanics in order to better share knowledge and and strategies
  • More relevant local organizations
    • as recommended by Northeastern's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program