02 Jun '12, 10am

Women Will Need To Spend Big This Election | Care2 Causes

Women Will Need To Spend Big This Election | Care2 Causes

If and until the Supreme Court does anything to remedy the disastrous Citizens United decision, or if an until a constitutional amendment banning corporate political spending passes, we are stuck with the super PAC. These dark money operations drive political advertising and help set the terms and the tone of popular political dispatch. That could spell bad news for women. A recent report by CBS News shows that only about 20 percent of donations to outside groups like super PAC’s have come from women. Those donations added up to approximately $31,165,706 though almost half of that came from one woman, Miriam Adelson. Adelson’s husband is Sheldon Adelson, better known for shoveling cash to Newt Gingrich while his campaign was still alive. While that number sounds low, it is actually representative of women’s presence in other areas of the public sphere, such as the percenta...

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