A recent study by the Gender and Multi-Cultural Leadership Project highlights state and local elected officials of color. The study examines the background, history, roles, and policy positions of these officials.
Ms. Academic Committee scholar Carol Hardy-Fanta, Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, was one of the principle investigators on the study. It was conducted by the Institute for Public Policy at the University of New Mexico.
The study shows that the 79% of elected officials of color support abortion rights. It also highlighted certain gender gaps. The study, when looking at marital status, found that 80% of male elected officials of color were married compared to 53% of women elected officials of color.