VPC Research Cited in The American Prospect

May 7th, 2015

The American Prospect explores the marriage gap: While a 7–percentage point gender gap was present in the 2008 election (56 percent of women went for Obama compared to 49 percent of men), the “marriage gap” was far greater. Fully 70 percent of unmarried women went for Obama compared to 29 percent for John McCain. In […]

Equal Pay Day: Unmarried Women Bear the Brunt of the Pay Gap

April 13th, 2015

Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, VPC has been crunching the numbers to better understand the impact this unfair pay gap has on unmarried women. Women on average make 80 cents […]

4 in 10 Americans Look Forward to Checking Mail

April 5th, 2015

In a world of email, texts and social media, 41% of Americans nevertheless look forward to checking what is in their mailbox each day. That’s the result of a new survey, and information that’s near and dear to us. VPC will send millions of pieces of mail to potential voters in 2016. Over the past […]

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 […]