Courage Scores grade legislators on how well they stand up for constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, or communities of color.
They’re sworn in and at their desks. You helped them get there and you’ve had an impact. Women are now 30% of the CA Legislature, up from 21% at the start of 2018. In state rankings, CA has jumped from 30th to 22nd for our proportion of women legislators.
Total Senators: 40 Total Women: 13
Total Members: 80 Total Women: 23
Percentage of Women: 30%
Ranking among state legislatures for the proportion of women: 22