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 […]

The Number 1 Way to #makeithappen on International Women’s Day?

March 7th, 2015

The number 1 way to ‪#makeithappen on ‪International Women’s Day‬? Register to vote!

Selma: “Marching to Freedom Dream”

March 7th, 2015

See these stirring images of the Selma-Montgomery march: “Marching to the Freedom Dream”

“Oregon Legislature Sends Automatic Voter Registration Bill to Governor.”

March 5th, 2015

Exciting voter registration news in Oregon: Oregon Legislature sends automatic voter registration bill to governor …Oregon senators voted Thursday to send Gov. Kate Brown a bill automatically enrolling residents with driver’s license records into the state’s voter rolls, clinching a win for a measure that is part of a national push by Democrats to remove […]

VPC Commemorates 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” March in Selma, Alabama

March 5th, 2015

Calls on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 As a bipartisan Congressional delegation gathers to visit Selma, Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march, the Voter Participation Center renews its call on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act. “Today we remember a turning point in the civil rights movement, and […]

The Conversation: Will the Rising American Electorate impact the climate debate?

March 3rd, 2015

In their article about public opinion on climate change, Geoff Feinberg and Seth Rosenthal of The Conversation mentioned our work on the Rising American Electorate: I’m referring here to the Rising American Electorate (RAE), a voting block identified by the non-profit Voter Participation Center as young voters (18-30 year olds), Latinos, African-Americans, unmarried women and […]

New Poll: Unmarried Women Poised to Make the Difference in 2016

January 16th, 2015

Unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate could be responsible for Democratic presidential success in 2016, just as they were in 2012, according to a new national poll released today by the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund. The survey, conducted by pollster Stan Greenberg and Democracy Corps, found that former Secretary […]

Page Gardner: Unlocking the secrets of the 2014 — and 2016 — elections

December 11th, 2014

Page Gardner shares her insights on the 2014 and 2016 election cycles in her latest op-ed, written for Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, a sister organization of the Voter Participation Center. Read more at The Hill.

Unmarried Women: Election-Night Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Progressive Candidates in 2016

November 7th, 2014

Washington, DC – Unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate (RAE) who plan to vote in 2016 will overwhelmingly support progressive candidates, despite the outcome of this week’s midterm elections. That’s one of many highlights of a new national survey conducted during the week of the election and released today by the […]