Wealthy Women Donating to Super PACs

Women Vote!, a reproductive rights super-PAC, has females writing big checks

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

The so-called war on women is getting some big financial support from, you guessed it, women.

Mother Jones reports female donors are supporting Women Vote!, a reproductive-rights super PAC, with five women writing checks for $100,000 or more.

“This is significant, as there is generally a giant gender gap in political donations; 70 percent of donors for the 2012 cycle have been male,” according to the nonprofit news organization. “But the donations to Women Vote! indicate that some very wealthy women are making major campaign expenditures this year. The super PAC has also received several big donations from other progressive organizations: the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund ($325,000) and America Votes ($151,000).”

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First Published Thu, 2012-09-27 22:18

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