Gender Gap Among Political Donors

In this update: 1. Old boys’ club rules political money game 2. Concern over money in politics transcends partisan divide Gender Gap Among Political Donors

Email date: 11/12/13

In this update:
1. Old boys’ club rules political money game
2. Concern over money in politics transcends partisan divide

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Old boys’ club rules political money game
A new Democracy Campaign study shows a pronounced gender gap among high-end donors to election campaigns in Wisconsin. While women earn 77 cents on average for every dollar men make, female political donors give only about 25 cents for every $1 contributed to state politicians by men. The findings speak to a powerful truth in American society today, namely that economic and social benefits are so unequally distributed because political power is so unequally distributed. To hear more reflections on what we found, give our podcast a listen.

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Concern over money in politics transcends partisan divide
Republicans and Democrats disagree on a whole lot of things, but new national polling shows that GOP voters and Democratic voters find rare common ground on the influence of money in politics. The survey results also suggest that voters want the broken campaign finance system fixed, and the bolder and more far-reaching the reform the better.