Political Equity

Political Equity

The influence that a company derives from its donations to political candidates. If a company makes large donations to a party or candidate, it is more likely to have a voice when ideas are discussed and to have politicians listen when it lobbies for its favored regulatory or other issues. Building political equity is a primary reason companies in the United States sometimes donate to both political parties.
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Smith was "as important" to the fight for health care equity as Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers were to political equity battles, says Luckett.
The oldest and largest wave of immigrants, variously called Ruthenians, Galicians, and Bukovinians (rather than Ukrainians) because their birthplaces were under the control of Russia, Poland, or the Austro-Hungarian Empire, were generally the most radicalized and saw in the Soviet Union the kind of political equity they themselves had never experienced in the "old country.
Similarly, to the query on dynastic rule, he failed to come across as a modern-day, free-thinking Indian, ready to throw the trappings of an illustrious surname out of the window and build a political equity purely on merit.
The arguments over the exact nature of events--from protestant assertions of a catholic plot to kill over 600,000 protestants to the catholic claims of protestants obtaining political equity by force--shape the central government policy throughout the remainder of the century and form an important fourth chapter in the book.
Montessori continued with her education and work, establishing women's groups and speaking about economic, social and political equity for Italian women.
Giving hack to Australians the legitimacy to believe about themselves and their country what Keating had tried to deny them and consistently pitching his policies in these terms," writes Darwall, "have provided Howard his political equity.
This view calls for a "just society" where all citizens enjoy material, social, economic, and political equity.
Nevertheless, Duggan effectively challenges the assumption that political equity can only be pursued by claiming genetic predetermination.
In Western terms, these countries have seldom built their economies on a basis of strong political equity, but more often on variants of crony-capitalism where there may be a seamless overlap between criminals' interests and those of political and business groups.
She sought the economic, social and political equity for women by pushing for a budget for women's programs.
Clarke argues that the pursuit of political equity for lesbians and gays is insufficient without a closer examination of the categories of value that implicitly underlie legitimate social belonging: "What principles of value undergird the process by which persons are converted into equal and free social participants?
The concluding chapter of the book, "What American Women Can Do to Achieve Political Equity," reveals the study's real purpose.