Democratic megadonor Barbara Lee is doing everything in her power to bring in more women. The founder of the Barbara Lee Political Office and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation has worked to elect women to public office since 1998.
“The donors circles are very much an old boys’ club,” said Lee, who has helped elect 122 women in 30 states, including every sitting Democratic female senator and governor. “There are very few women who are able to write the big checks, and even fewer who invest specifically in women candidates. That’s why I’m doing everything I can to create a new girls’ network.”
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