On Women’s Equality Day, Looking Back… And Ahead

August 26th, 2014

VPC founder and president Page Gardner has a new column on the Huffington Post celebrating Women’s Equality Day and highlighting the struggles women faced in achieving the right to vote: A century ago, as Americans debated whether women should be allowed to vote, one prominent observer scoffed at the notion of voter equality. Allowing women […]

POLITICO: Page Gardner ‘Top Expert’ on Marriage Gap

August 20th, 2014

VPC founder Page Gardner was recently profiled in POLITICO: One afternoon following the muddled 2000 presidential election, Page Gardner sat in her basement home office, poring over the returns and hunting for clues in who voted for whom, and why. The one pattern that she kept seeing — and couldn’t let go of — could prove […]

CREDO Awards $60,000 to VPC

August 5th, 2014

After a month-long campaign, the CREDO activist network has awarded the Voter Participation Center with $59,735 in funding. VPC was one of three non-profit groups that received funds from CREDO in July. “CREDO believes in selecting great groups and providing you with general support – so use these funds as you see fit,” CREDO said […]

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 […]