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 […]

New Ohio Legislation Threatens to Disenfranchise Voters

February 20th, 2014

Distressingly, Ohio lawmakers passed two bills Wednesday night that could make it much harder for people of color and others to vote. The Voter Participation Center is urging Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto Senate Bills 205 and 238, which create barriers to voting for qualified electors in the key presidential swing state. The bills […]

Voter Participation Center Applauds Bipartisan Fix to Voting Rights Act

January 16th, 2014

Urges Congress to Act Swiftly to Ensure Fair Access to Ballot Box Statement by VPC President Page Gardner January 16, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives in introducing legislation to modernize the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Last year, a key provision […]

Page Gardner on Economist TV

December 17th, 2013

Here’s a great videotaped interview with VPC founder and President Page Gardner by The Economist’s David Rennie, following up on David’s Lexington Column from last week on the increasing political importance of unmarried women. Rennie introduces Page as “one of the great experts” on unmarried women and adds: “I think it’s fair to say, if […]

Page Gardner on Bettye Jones’s Struggle for Voter ID

December 9th, 2013

As part of Politico‘s “Women Rule” series about women leading change in politics, policy, and their communities, VPC founder Page Gardner has a new piece remembering Bettye Jones, a 78-year-old Wisconsin resident who had voted in every election since 1953—but after Wisconsin passed a restrictive voter ID law in 2011, had to fight (with the […]

Unmarried Women Overwhelmingly Support Terry McAuliffe in Virginia Governor’s Race

November 5th, 2013

Rising Political Force Will Also Shape 2014 and 2016 U.S. Elections

Washington D.C. – Nov. 5, 2013 – By a landslide 42 points, unmarried women favored Democrat Terry McAuliffe over his Republican challenger in the Virginia governor’s race, exit polling shows. 67 percent of unmarried women (single, divorced, widowed, or separated) voted for McAuliffe as compared to just 25 percent for Cuccinelli. “The Virginia governor’s race has shown that, once again, unmarried women are a major political force in American politics that can make or break a race,” said Page Gardner, President of the non-profit Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund.

Election Day 2013

November 5th, 2013

It’s Election Day! If you’re a registered voter and your state or municipality is holding an election today, head to the polls and make your voice heard! If you are a Virginia voter, polls are open until 7pm tonight. You can find your polling place on the Virginia State Board of Elections website. If you’re […]