Awesome Olympia Snowe To Donate $1.2M To Get Girls Into Politics
4:21 pm, July 16th | by Laura Donovan
Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe may be retiring after the current term, but the moderate conservative isn’t done looking out for the people. The outgoing politician has just taken $1.2 million out of her re-election funds to urge young women to get involved with public service.
The money will go to the Maine Community Foundation and the remaining $800,000 will go towards “outstanding campaign obligations” and, according to the Washington Post, “establish a multi-candidate committee whose goals are to diminish what Snowe sees as polarization in today’s political environment.”
I can see where this is going. We already know she chose not to continue running because of the “atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies [that have] become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions.” Hopefully this next venture will make her much happier than the political world and Senate did.