News & Updates

The latest on what we’re doing and what we’re paying attention to.

May 24, 2017

The new Republican health care plan is just as cruel and will basically cause the same amount of pain as the first version of the GOP health care plan.  According to the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House Republicans’ revised health care plan, 23 million Americans would be uninsured, compared to what would be expected under Obamacare.

May 23, 2017

President Trump is often accused of hostility toward women, and with the release of this budget, his administration attempted to write this contempt into law. His FY 2018 Budget displays stunning disregard for women’s health and the security of the families they raise.

May 23, 2017

Voter Participation Center is looking forward to the release of Heather Booth: Changing The World, a documentary film exploring our longtime friend’s history in organizing and progressive politics.

But don’t wait for the movie – Huffington Post’s new profile of Heather is a must-read!

“Booth, 71, is one of the nation’s most influential organizers for progressive causes.

May 22, 2017
The Supreme Court’s decision today confirms that racial gerrymandering is unconstitutional and that race should not dictate how district lines are drawn. Today’s victory is another step toward ending racial gerrymandering and ensuring fair elections.
May 19, 2017

Election Day in the GA-6 runoff election is June 20, 2017 – but registered voters can begin voting on May 30!

Early Voting locations are below; click here for absentee voting / vote-by-mail details, download an absentee voting form, or visit the Georgia Secretary of State for further information.

Voting Begins May 30 – Get Out The Vote! COBB COUNTY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

Main Office: 736 Whitlock Ave.

May 11, 2017|Voting Rights
Today, Trump is expected to sign an executive order creating a commission to investigate the all-but-nonexistent phenomenon of “voter fraud” — a commission that will almost certainly function as a pretext for even more vote suppression. Read VPC’s statement about Trump’s commission, including commentary from VPC founder and president Page Gardner.
April 18, 2017

Brittany Bronson’s latest New York Times op/ed explores “What Happens When Women Legislate” – and in a word, it’s YUGE.

“Cheaper tampons. Office breaks to pump breast milk. No co-pay on birth control.

These are not the talking points of a ladies’ happy hour.

April 7, 2017
“At a time when so many states are intent on restricting access to voting and voter registration, Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States is concerning and will mean fewer Americans will be able to vote in the future.” Read VPC president and founder Page Gardner’s full statement on the Gorsuch confirmation.
April 3, 2017
While April 4, 2017 is the date that symbolizes how far into 2017 the average woman would have to work to earn as much money as the average man made in 2016, the date when the pay of single women catches up to men’s pay is still months away. Today one out of every two women in the United States is unmarried – divorced, separated, widowed or never been married – and for them, Equal Pay Day is May 31. Read more about unmarried women on Equal Pay Day.
April 3, 2017|Voter Participation Data Center Posts
April 4, 2017 is Equal Pay Day 2017 — the date that symbolizes how far into 2017 the average woman has to work in order to make the same amount as the average man. But for unmarried women, the wage gap is even larger — and that’s especially true for unmarried women of color. Find out more about unmarried women on Equal Pay Day, and learn about the wage gap for unmarried women in your state.

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