The Real Fraud: Voter ID

May 26th, 2016

We’ve known it for a long time: the true intent of discriminatory Voter ID laws is to prevent #RisingAmericanElectorate voters from being represented in our democracy. This week in Wisconsin, a former staffer who worked to pass such laws came forward – and the truth about these laws had its day in court. “Yesterday was the first day […]

CAP: Oregon’s Success Shows Way Forward for Automatic Voter Registration

May 16th, 2016

As a recent editorial in the New York Times highlights, while some states are taking advantage of the Shelby decision to prevent Americans from voting, several states are working to expand the franchise and protect citizens’ voting rights. Oregon, in particular, is blazing the path forward with its adoption of automatic voter registration at the DMV. […]

ThinkProgress: What Happens To Democracy After You Gut The Voting Rights Act

April 14th, 2016

ThinkProgress has a new interactive map featuring the stories of people who have been denied their right to vote due to state vote suppression laws implemented after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder. Meanwhile, emboldened by that Supreme Court victory, other […] states have accelerated their efforts to disenfranchise […]

Equal Pay Day 2016: Time to Close the #WageGap

April 8th, 2016

Today is Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes how far into 2016 the average woman would have to work just to make as much money as the average man made in 2015. Women make, on average, 80¢ for every $1 a man makes—a wage gap that only adds up over time. Over a 40-year career, the average woman will […]

We’re Mailing 4 Million Voter Registration Applications to the Rising American Electorate

March 24th, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that we’re mailing more than 4 million registration applications in March to prospective voters in 20 states, spanning coast to coast. In partnership with key national allies, we’re helping unregistered eligible voters participate in our democracy. “There are about 53 million people of color, unmarried women, and millennials who are not […]

In Praise of Politically Powerful Single Women

February 29th, 2016

Why Rebecca Traister’s triumphant new book, “All the Single Ladies,” matters on Super Tuesday and beyond In her new book “All the Single Ladies” and today on the CBS This Morning show, author Rebecca Traister calls attention to the surging political power of unmarried women, a group she brands as “the most powerful voter this […]

New York Magazine: The Single American Woman

February 22nd, 2016

In her new article in New York Magazine, Rebecca Traister writes about what she calls “the most powerful voter this year”: The single american woman. It is a radical upheaval, a national reckoning with massive social and political implications. Across classes, and races, we are seeing a wholesale revision of what female life might entail. […]

Help Support VPC with One Easy Step!

February 1st, 2016

We’ve been selected as one of three nonprofit organizations that will receive funds from CREDO in February 2016—but how much we get depends on you. CREDO is a progressive activist network and a provider of mobile and long distance phone services, as well as the CREDO credit card. Every month, they donate a portion of […]

Equal Pay Can’t Wait – Especially for Unmarried Women

January 27th, 2016

Friday, January 29 is the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—a bill aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women working the same jobs. And while this landmark bill moved us in the right direction, progress has been slow. In fact, at this pace, experts predict it […]

Page Gardner: Unmarried Women Want Economic Solutions

January 11th, 2016

As the 2016 campaign continues to heat up, the syndicated television program “Matter of Fact” with Fernando Espuelas produced this piece focusing on the need for candidates to connect with women. VPC President Page Gardner is featured in the segment, talking about the findings of our ongoing research—which is that women, and unmarried women in […]