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New Study: Unmarried Women More Concerned about Women’s Status, “Linked Fate”

For years, researchers have concluded that differences in married and unmarried women’s income, job status and number of children helped explain the marriage gap—or why unmarried women tend to vote for more progressive-leaning political candidates than their married counterparts. Now comes a new study by three academics that offers a new explanation. Professors Kelsy Kretschmer, […]

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Page Gardner: How Unmarried American Women Can Change The World

What would Susan B. Anthony and her fellow suffragettes think if they knew that close to 40 percent of unmarried women weren’t even registered to vote at the start of the last presidential election? On August 18, 1920, a state legislator from Tennessee cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19thAmendment. More than 144 years […]

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WVWVAF at Netroots Nation 2015

There are more than 56 million unmarried women in America. By 2016, for the first time, a majority of women are projected to be unmarried. Gail Leftwich Kitch of WVWVAF, along with Rep. Donna Edwards, State Rep. Charlene Fernandez, Nicole Rodgers and host Celinda Lake, were all part of a panel today on “The Untapped […]

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New Poll: Rising American Electorate Will Be Game Changers in 2016 Elections

Unmarried Women, People of Color and Millennials—Voters of the Rising American Electorate—Will Make Up a Majority of Voters for the First Time in 2016 A national survey of likely 2016 voters released today by the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund and Democracy Corps reveals that the Rising American Electorate will be game changers in […]

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Statement by Page Gardner on the Supreme Court King v Burwell case

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a shot in the arm for Americans—especially those who need healthcare coverage the most and are least able to afford it. The Supreme Court’s decision in King v Burwell will continue to make health care affordable for historically under-represented Americans. But we have a long way to go. […]

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Page Gardner: Politics and the Demonization of Single Mothers

Last week, copies of Jeb Bush’s “Profiles in Character” were selling on Amazon for less than $12. Today, those same used paperbacks are going for more than $500, with one mint-quality edition on the block for $2,526. Hidden market forces? Call it the HuffPo Effect. Since the Huffington Post outed Bush last week for advocating […]

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Two Funny Takes on the Wage Gap – But Nobody’s Laughing

Congratulations to Adam Zyglis, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and his colleague  Our thanks to Zyglis, as well as his colleague Dan Wasserman (below) – for making the fight for equal pay a priority in their work.

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Pope Francis backs #EqualPayNow: ‘pure scandal’ that women earn less than men for the same work

The fight for #EqualPayNow gained a major supporter this week: Pope Francis said Wednesday that he supports equal pay for men and women who perform the same jobs. The fact that a disparity exists, the pontiff said, is a “pure scandal.” … … Christians should “become more demanding” for that “radical equality,” the pope added. For example, “by […]

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

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 […]

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Page Gardner: It’s #timeforFAMILY

This week in Washington, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro are introducing the FAMILY Act, a bill that would ensure paid family leave for parents and caretakers across America. “Current laws provide unpaid sick leave and job protection for major health events, but almost half of working mothers can’t afford to take FMLA leave because it […]

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