Fashion’s Heavy Hitters Support Candidates With Cash

Fashion/ Retail Individual

Description of Contributions

Stacey Bendet

The founder, ceo and creative director of fashion brand Alice + Olivia has contributed to a number of Democratic candidates over the years, including $2,800 to Joe Biden in March 2020. Bendet also donated $2,700 to Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in January 2019.

Chip Bergh

The president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co. donated $5,000 to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly in October 2019.

James Bersani

The president of real estate at L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, contributed $1,000 in April 2019 to political action committee International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has donated to every year since 2008.

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon has a long history of donating to political candidates and political action committees. Although Bezos’ candidate contributions swing back and forth between the Democratic

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Leaders in their Communities but Not in Elected Office; A New Report Calls for More AAPI Women Political Candidates

Leaders in their Communities but Not in Elected Office; A New Report Calls for More AAPI Women Political Candidates

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women are respected leaders of nonprofit organizations but their leadership is less represented as candidates for elected office, according to a new brief released today.

The brief, a collaboration between the National AAPI Power Fund, New American Leaders Action Fund, and Groundswell Action Fund, explores why AAPI women lag far behind men when it comes to running for elected office. It also offers recommendations to increase the number of AAPI women candidates for elected or appointed offices.

“Elected AAPI women will prioritize the community and its issues,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA., who is featured in the brief. Jayapal was the Executive Director of OneAmerica before deciding

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