April 29th, 2013
A new analysis of voting trends conducted by the Associated Press confirms Voter Participation Center research showing the growing power of African Americans, Hispanics and other members of the Rising American Electorate at the ballot box. The Associated Press reported this weekend that African Americans voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in [...]
April 24th, 2013
Statement from Page Gardner, President, Voter Participation Center: “The Voter Participation Center is saddened by the death of our good friend Bob Edgar, President of Common Cause. Bob was a gracious and brave man who was committed to strengthening our democracy. Just last year, when a campaign was launched that would have denied many Virginians [...]
April 23rd, 2013
2013 VPC Summit Program Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00PM – 5:00PM (Lunch will be served at 11:45AM) AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20006 12:00pm – Welcoming Remarks Page Gardner (President & CEO, The Voter Participation Center) 12:05pm – Organizing the New Majority Arlene Holt-Baker (Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO) 12:15pm – Civic Engagement: Investing [...]
April 8th, 2013
Read a new opinion piece in Politico from VPC founder Page Gardner and Lake Research Partners president Celinda Lake on the importance of the Rising American Electorate in the 2014 midterm elections…
March 26th, 2013
Since November’s election, there’s been a lot of attention on the political role of the “The Rising American Electorate” of unmarried women, voters of color, and young voters—and helping this growing group register to vote and get to the polls has always been our core focus. To that end, VPC is very active on both [...]
February 27th, 2013
When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965, he declared it “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield.” Since that day, the landmark civil rights law has protected countless Americans from discrimination at the ballot box. But nearly [...]
February 13th, 2013
In conjunction with Democracy Corps, The Economic Media Project, and Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) tracked the real-time responses of swing voters and unmarried women using dial meter technology and conducted focus groups with these voters. Here are the preliminary results of their feedback to the President’s speech.
February 11th, 2013
Check out this great article from Sunday’s New York Times on young voters and their increasing role in American politics.
February 10th, 2013
See what our friends at The League of Young Voters are doing to engage live with young people across the nation as the President gives his annual State of the Union address this coming Tuesday….
December 12th, 2012
We’re proud to be one of a number of great nonprofit organizations receiving funding from CREDO’s donation program this year. Since 1985, CREDO has raised more than $72 million for organizations that are on “the front lines of social change,” helping groups like us get the funding we need to promote progress. For the 2012 [...]