Have you seen this news from the DNC?
The Democratic National Committee has just released ground rules and a schedule for the 2020 presidential debates—and the news is big for women candidates. In addition to meeting a polling threshold to be included in the debates, candidates will need to raise a certain percentage of their donations from grassroots fundraising.
And the first debate is scheduled for June—that’s only five months away. Let’s make sure all four likely women presidential contenders are included.
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And the DNC’s new policy might actually give women an advantage: Research shows that female candidates raise a higher portion of their campaign cash from individual donors, including donors giving less than $200—a commonly accepted definition of “grassroots.”
Traditionally this has threatened to hold them back, as they spend more of their time chasing that bigger number of smaller donations they’ll need to run a competitive campaign. In fact, that’s why WomenCount was created: to make things easier for women candidates and to give donors a simple, impactful way to do their political giving.
But now, that appears to be exactly what the DNC is asking for—and WomenCount is ready to help.
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