July 16th, 2015

“VPC DATA CENTER” PROVIDES FRESH ANALYSIS AND SHAREABLE GRAPHICS ON UNMARRIED WOMEN, THE FAST-GROWING VOTING BLOC THAT IS CHANGING THE ELECTORAL MAP The Voter Participation Center today launched the VPC Data Center, a timely website that aggregates the latest data and research on the social, economic and political lives of unmarried women. There have never […]

Statement by Page Gardner on the Supreme Court King v Burwell case

June 25th, 2015

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a shot in the arm for Americans—especially those who need healthcare coverage the most and are least able to afford it. The Supreme Court’s decision in King v Burwell will continue to make health care affordable for historically under-represented Americans. But we have a long way to go. […]

Voter Participation Center Names Mark Glaze as Executive Director

June 17th, 2015

Washington, DC—Mark Glaze, the former head of the nation’s largest gun safety group, has been named Executive Director of Voter Participation Center (VPC), the non-profit, non-partisan organization that is spearheading a national campaign to register and turn out unmarried women and other historically underrepresented groups in America. Glaze will also manage VPC’s sister organization, Women’s Voices […]

Page Gardner: Politics and the Demonization of Single Mothers

June 15th, 2015

Last week, copies of Jeb Bush’s “Profiles in Character” were selling on Amazon for less than $12. Today, those same used paperbacks are going for more than $500, with one mint-quality edition on the block for $2,526. Hidden market forces? Call it the HuffPo Effect. Since the Huffington Post outed Bush last week for advocating […]

What Harvard Could Learn From VPC

June 9th, 2015

In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the author describes a series of experiments demonstrating the persuasive power of sticky notes in inter-office communications.  What Harvard did not know was that Voter Participation Center had already pioneered, with great success, the use of faux sticky notes in tens of millions of voter registration […]

VPC Research Cited in The American Prospect

May 7th, 2015

The American Prospect explores the marriage gap: While a 7–percentage point gender gap was present in the 2008 election (56 percent of women went for Obama compared to 49 percent of men), the “marriage gap” was far greater. Fully 70 percent of unmarried women went for Obama compared to 29 percent for John McCain. In […]

Equal Pay Day: Unmarried Women Bear the Brunt of the Pay Gap

April 13th, 2015

Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, VPC has been crunching the numbers to better understand the impact this unfair pay gap has on unmarried women. Women on average make 80 cents […]

4 in 10 Americans Look Forward to Checking Mail

April 5th, 2015

In a world of email, texts and social media, 41% of Americans nevertheless look forward to checking what is in their mailbox each day. That’s the result of a new survey, and information that’s near and dear to us. VPC will send millions of pieces of mail to potential voters in 2016. Over the past […]

Washington Post Editorial: Fix the VRA

March 19th, 2015

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been marking the 50th anniversary of the march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery. But as we’ve been celebrating the bravery of those marchers, some of our lawmakers and leaders have called our attention to the fact that the policy that arose out of the violence […]

President Obama: “If we want to honor this day….”

March 7th, 2015

 From President Obama’s Speech today: “The Voting Rights Act was one of the crowning achievements of our democracy, the result of Republican and Democratic effort. President Reagan signed its renewal when he was in office. President Bush signed its renewal when he was in office. One hundred Members of Congress have come here today to […]