Honoring the Civil Rights Act, 50 Years Later

July 2nd, 2014

This essay originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. On that great day in 1964, surrounded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other national leaders, President Johnson outlawed discrimination based on race. While the Civil Rights Act did not eliminate literacy tests, […]

One Easy Step to Help VPC Get Funding

July 1st, 2014

Great news! The Voter Participation Center has been selected as one of three nonprofit groups that will receive funds from CREDO in July 2014. How much we get depends on you. CREDO is a progressive activist network and a provider of phone services and the CREDO credit card. They donate a portion of their revenue […]

Voter Participation Center Launches Biggest Voter-Registration Drive Ever in a Non-Presidential Year

June 16th, 2014

VPC and its Partners Mailing Voter Registration Materials to Nearly 4 Million Americans in Coming Weeks WASHINGTON, DC – In the biggest voter-registration drive in its history in a non-presidential year, the Voter Participation Center this month is mailing more than 3.7 million registration forms to prospective voters in 24 states. In partnership with key […]

Infographic: The 2014 Ultimate Guide to Unmarried Women and the Rising American Electorate

June 4th, 2014

We’ve put together this infographic illustrating some of the main themes from our most recent report, The Ultimate Research Guide to Unmarried Women and the 2014 Elections. We hope you’ll share it with your social networks and help us get the message out about how important it is to make sure that unmarried women, along […]

The Ultimate Research Guide to Unmarried Women and the 2014 Elections

June 4th, 2014

The Voter Participation Center and Lake Research Partners today are releasing the Ultimate Research Guide to Unmarried Women and the 2014 Elections. An invaluable resource for political observers, activists and the media, the Guide contains detailed information on unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate, key voting blocs that will determine election […]

“If you want to understand single women and politics, you need to talk to Page Gardner.”

May 5th, 2014

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition featured the Voter Participation Center today in a report on the growing political importance of unmarried women. “If you want to understand single women and politics, you need to talk to Page Gardner” at the Voter Participation Center, reported NPR Political Correspondent Mara Liasson. Listen to the “She Votes” report […]

It’s Not Just About the Ring Finger

April 4th, 2014

Thank you, Mona Charen. In an opinion piece published yesterday, the syndicated columnist offers a magic cure to the 56 million unmarried women of America who, in many cases, are just struggling to get by. Her prescription for all the single moms living on or below the poverty level in America is simple: Just Get […]

WaPo: Democrats Target Unmarried Female Voters

April 2nd, 2014

In a Washington Post article titled “Democrats Target Unmarried Female Voters”, reporter Zachary Goldfarb cites Voter Participation Center data on the rising importance of unmarried women voters. The Post also quotes VPC President Page Gardner on the ways candidates now use to connect with single women. “In the past, you usually saw candidate brochures with […]

Job Openings at the Voter Participation Center

March 31st, 2014

Do you want a job that makes a real difference in our democracy? If so, we might have a job for you. We’re hiring for several positions at the Voter Participation Center as we look to expand our mission to increase civic participation and balanced representation among the Rising American Electorate. Take a look at […]

Voter Participation Center Denounces Proof-of-Citizenship Ruling in Arizona and Kansas

March 20th, 2014

New Ruling Will Make it Harder for Legal Citizens to Vote March 20, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Voter Participation Center President Page Gardner issued the following statement: “A ruling by a federal judge yesterday will only make it harder for legal citizens to exercise their right to vote in Arizona and Kansas. U.S. District […]