Thu, Jan 27



Breakfast for Lunch: Women, Power & Money

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Breakfast for Lunch: Women, Power & Money

Time & Location

Jan 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST


About the Event

Represent PA understands all too well the struggle that women still face when it comes to accepting the idea that money equals influence in politics, which is why its focus is on raising money to change the “face” of Harrisburg toward a more reflective democracy.

Join us on January 27 at 12 pm as we host Kira Sanbonmatsu, Political Science Professor at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, for a discussion about the important role that money plays in politics and elections.

Consider this:

  • Women make fewer political donations and risk being ignored by elected officials
  • Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected
  • Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections
  • Women outvote men but underspend on candidates
  • More female donors means more resources for female candidates

If we’re going to break this cycle, and get our well-earned seats at the table, we need to start talking about why women give differently than men and how to address topics such as:

  • Relationships — I want to know the person I’m giving to
  • A focus on women’s issues — Healthcare, education, abortion
  • Trust — where does my money go?

With so much at stake for Pennsylvania in 2022, it’s more important than ever to flip the PA Legislature with strong, progressive, Democratic women.

Join Represent PA's Executive Director, Christine Jacobs, as she moderates this briefing. Invite your friends and neighbors to listen in and learn about the money game, and what it means for the Pennsylvania legislature.

This event will be held in honor of Lynn Hardy Yeakel, who was the Director of Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership and the founder of Women's Way. Lynn was a strong, progressive leader who paved the way for the success of many other women to come. This week, we proudly honor her legacy.

These briefings benefit from participant questions. If you plan to join us, please send any questions you might have in advance to