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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

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There are 2 comments on BU Political Scientist Virginia Sapiro on Record Number of Women in Congress

  1. Thanks for this great piece! My organization RepresentWomen tracks the best institutional practices to get more women in office – and we track international women’s representation of course as well.

    I agree that it is very important to study what’s working in other countries – and in the U.S. – then try to figure out how to modify and scale those best practices to increase women’s representation and leadership in the U.S. At the current rate of change with strategies that rely solely on preparing individual women to run for office we won’t see gender balance in politics in our lifetimes…

  2. It’s not the number. It’s what they stand for. Quality should trump Quantity. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Sarah Palin…are women, but I would never vote for them because they are women. Voting for someone based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc. is uninformed and a danger to our democracy.

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