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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 29th, 2015
We have to admit it: In an age of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—to say nothing of Tumblr, Vine, and Meerkat—some people may think that “snail mail” is nearly as old school as the Pony Express itself.
But when you’re talking about voter registration, home-delivered mail is what works.
September 29th, 2015
The Voter Participation Center (VPC) this month is mailing more than 1.4 million registration applications to prospective voters in eight states. The fall mail drop is the first stage of an ambitious campaign to register between 1 million and 1.5 million new voters during the 2016 presidential election season. In partnership with key national and state-based allies, VPC is providing eligible Americans a fast and easy way to participate in our democracy.