PAC Case Studies

PAC Case Studies

RepresentWomen analyzed the giving patterns of twenty-eight membership PACs across seven sectors. Our deep-dives include the breakdown of donations by both the gender and party of the candidates during the 2018 midterm elections. Learn more about the gendered giving during the 2018 election in our case studies below.  

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Technology PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on seven Technology PACS: Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal, and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined the seven PACs donated a total of $7.5 million, with $916,000 going to women candidates. 

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Entertainment PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on two Entertainment PACs: the Walt Disney Company and iHeart Media, Inc. and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the two PACs donated a total of $885,000 with $202,000 going to women candidates.

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Labor PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on eight Labor PACs: the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the AFL-CIO, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), AFSCME, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and their PAC donations during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the eight PACs gave a total of $11 million, with $3.9 million going to women candidates. 

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Finance PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on two finance PACs: Mastercard and American Express, and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the two PACs donated a total of $815,781 with $185,000 going to women candidates. 

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Environmental PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on three environmental PACs, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the three PACs gave a total of $1.3 million, with $577,000 going to women candidates. 

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Pharmaceutical PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on four Pharmaceutical PACs: Johnson&Johnson, CVSHealth, Procter and Gamble, and the Clorox Company, and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the four PACs gave a total of $1.2 million, with $534,000 going to women candidates. 

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Food and Beverage PACs

RepresentWomen did a deep-dive on two Food and Beverage PACs, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, and their PAC giving during the 2018 midterm elections. Combined, the two PACS gave a total of $733,000 with $152,000 going to women candidates. 

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