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 […]

VPC Statement: U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Early Voting in Ohio

September 29th, 2014

Today’s troubling decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to cut early voting in Ohio will only make it harder for citizens in Ohio to cast a ballot. Voting is our most basic right, and state and local governments should make it as convenient as possible.  Instead, the Ohio legislature cut the early voting period from […]

Page Gardner: Four Numbers I Think About Every Day

September 22nd, 2014

There are four numbers I think about every day: 17,318,000. 9,632,000. 7,235,000. 19,226,000. 17,318,000? That’s the number of unmarried women in America who are eligible to vote but have never registered to vote. 9,632,000? The number of Latinos who are not registered to vote. 7,235,000? There are more than 7 million African Americans who are […]

Why VPC is Helping to Register Eligible Voters in Arizona

September 12th, 2014

According to the U.S. Census, there are 1.5 million unregistered eligible voters in Arizona. That’s a number I think we can all agree is unacceptably high. And that’s why the Voter Participation Center (VPC) is sending 312,000 voter-registration mailings this month to Arizona residents who appear to be unregistered–including 70,000 pieces of mail to Pima […]

Voter Participation Center Mails 12 Million Registration Forms to Americans, in Biggest Voter Registration Drive Ever in a Non-Presidential Year

September 4th, 2014

7.4 Million Registration Forms Mailed in September Alone, to Prospective Voters in 28 State WASHINGTON, DC – The Voter Participation Center this month is mailing more than 7.4 million registration forms to prospective voters in 28 states. In the biggest voter-registration drive in its history in a non-presidential year, the Voter Participation Center (VPC) has […]

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 […]