The super PAC affiliated with Emily's List, the group that supports pro-abortion rights women candidates, had a very good month in August, collecting $1.9 million in new cash. About half of that money came in the form of cash transferred from another part of the organization, but at least five individual female donors made six-figure donations to the organization. Check out OpenSecret.com OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets.org
When teaching my students about how super PACs influence elections, I realized that the topic can seem a little impersonal. In order to make super PACs more relate-able I had my students create their own super PACs! This worksheet asks students to name their super PAC, give it a slogan, and to think about what issues their group would support and how they would support them.