Unmarried women and the Rising American Electorate could drive progress… but only if they get involved. Our mission is to help them do that.
Page S. Gardner is the founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, as well as its sister organization, the Voter Participation Center.
Ms. Gardner was a pioneer in recognizing unmarried women as a key political population, and was one of the first to identify and understand the implications of the “marriage gap” between unmarried and married women in their registration and voting behaviors.
As founder and president of the Voter Participation Center, an organization with the mission of registering and activating unmarried women and the Rising American Electorate, Ms. Gardner was an innovator in metrics-based voter registration and turnout outreach, and under her leadership VPC has registered over 2.7 million voters since its founding in 2004.
And in her capacity as president of the Action Fund, Ms. Gardner has served as a tireless advocate for unmarried women and the Rising American Electorate, leveraging her prominence as a thought leader and expert in electoral politics and civic engagement to call attention to the RAE, their potential political power, and their need for economic and political progress to improve their everyday lives.
Before founding VPC and the Action Fund, Gardner worked for over 20 years at senior levels for several of the most competitive national, state and local campaigns in the country. She also managed issue and communications campaigns on some of the most heatedly debated public policy questions facing the nation. She is a nationally known political strategist and communications specialist who has written articles for many publications, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS.