Pennsylvania has never had a woman U.S. Senator or Governor. Although Philadelphia is the most populous city in the State, it has never had a woman Mayor and only one woman City Council President, even though women account for 52.5% of its population.
More than 1,000 people who have represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House, only 12 have been women — three of whom succeeded their husbands who died before the end of their terms
In 2018, Pennsylvania’s State Legislature was among the bottom 12 states regarding women's representation
Additionally, Summer Lee became the state’s first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives. While this is a momentous stride towards progress, we want to ensure she isn't the only Black woman representing PA.