Lesson Learned: Women, Money, and Politics in the 2010 Election Cycle.
While women’s votes have been critical in deciding federal elections since the 1980’s, women still face significant barriers towards realizing equality in politics and public life. In 2010, our nation experienced the first backslide in electing more women to office in over 30 years. In the same year, it also experienced a decrease in women’s political giving, after securing very marginal increases in past elections.
The time is ripe for women to increase their political giving to match their economic and voting power.