Press Releases

Voter Participation Center Boosts Early Voting in Key States

November 1st, 2012

Pre-Election-Day Voting Increases Participation Washington, D.C.—The Voter Participation Center (VPC) has encouraged millions of unmarried women, people of color and young Americans to vote early this election season, VPC President Page Gardner announced today. The VPC increased the pre-Election-Day participation of these traditionally lower-performing voters by 23 percent over the average registered voter, Gardner said.    […]

All-Star Celebrity Chorus Launch New Song and Music Video Encouraging Registration and Voting

September 23rd, 2012

Voter Participation Center and Balcony Films Present L.O.V.E. Campaign Fergie and dozens of celebrities encourage millions of Americans to register and vote (WASHINGTON, September 23, 2012) – In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25, The Voter Participation Center joins with Balcony Films for a release of a new music video and […]

4 Million Americans to Receive Voter Registration Materials by Mail in Coming Weeks: Outreach by NAACP, National Council of La Raza, Voter Participation Center & Other Partners

September 5th, 2012

New Digital & Traditional Tools Deployed to Increase Participation in Democracy WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four million eligible voters in 28 states will soon have an opportunity to apply to register to vote when they receive voter registration applications in the mail. Americans everywhere also will be able to check their voter registration status or obtain a registration […]

Blocking Fair Pay Act Hurts Working Women and Economic Security

November 17th, 2010

Washington, DC–“Women’s Voices. Women Vote commends those senators who stood up for fairness by voting for cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3772).  Once again, however, a minority of senators have put petty partisan maneuvering ahead of the best interests of millions of American working women and the vote failed 58-41.  This is a […]

NEC Report: Women Hit Hard By Great Recession

October 21st, 2010

Washington, DC—Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women, the latest report from the National Economic Council, underscores earlier findings from Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) about the unique and difficult challenges faced by unmarried women in this economy. According to the report: Economic status is associated with marital […]

Phyllis Schlafly (Accidentally) Gets Something Right: Everyone Should Recognize the Growing Power of Unmarried Women Voters

July 27th, 2010

Washington, DC–While stumping for Michigan politician Andrew “Rocky” Raczkowski, Phyllis Schlafly once again dipped into her poisoned well of rhetoric.  Her target was unmarried women, and she returned to the tired old trope of welfare abuse.  Ms. Schlafly said the only reason these women turned out to vote was because “when you kick your husband […]

Women’s Voices. Women Vote Holds Focus Groups Around the Country

July 21st, 2010

Washington, DC — Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) has commissioned focus groups around the country in order to discover what issues the Rising American Electorate (RAE) find most critical and what motivates this burgeoning and powerful segment of the electorate to turn out to vote. Unmarried women, along with youth, African Americans, and Hispanics make […]

Voting in Massachusetts Reveals Continuation of Trends Evident in New Jersey and Virginia

January 20th, 2010

Washington, D.C. — A post-election poll commissioned by Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) reveals that while independents proved decisive in the Massachusetts election for the U.S. Senate, there is a disconnect between voting and the desire for change among key constituencies in the electorate that is driving recent elections. The results of the poll offer […]

Press Call: Women’s Voices Women Vote to release results from only post-election poll of U.S. Senate vote in Massachusetts

January 19th, 2010

Washington, DC – Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) has commissioned the only post-election poll of the vote for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, a bi-partisan survey conducted by the polling firms Lake Partners Research and American Viewpoint. The survey examines all turnout patterns with a particular look at those voters in the Rising American Electorate (RAE) […]

Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) Announces New Executive Director

November 17th, 2009

Washington, D.C. — Women’s Voices Women Vote (WVWV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy C. Young as the organization’s Executive Director.  She will be responsible for managing the organization’s programs and overseeing its daily operations. Ms. Young comes to WVWV with extensive experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors, specializing in organizational development, […]