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Stanley Greenberg & Page Gardner: Reform and a Winning 2016 Strategy

WVWVAF founder and president Page Gardner has an op-ed in The Hill with Democracy Corps founder Stanley Greenberg, in which they discuss how the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are evidence that “these are days of rage in American politics.” In particular, they write, members of the Rising American Electorate—unmarried women, people of […]

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Stark Differences Emerge in Iowa

The Iowa caucuses make it clear that we should expect a vigorous debate in 2016 about economic and cultural issues and the need for governmental reform. Consistent with recent polling we have done with Democracy Corps, Iowa voters showed that Americans—and especially the Rising American Electorate (people of color, unmarried women and millennials)—want real change […]

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The Three Lines I’d Like to See on the President’s Teleprompter Tonight

As President Obama prepares for his seventh and final State of the Union address tonight, I am hopeful he takes the opportunity to speak to the lives of the 125 million African Americans, Latinos, millennials and unmarried women who this year—for the first time ever—will be the majority of all voters in America. The President […]

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Page Gardner: Unmarried Women Want Economic Solutions

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. WVWVAF President Page Gardner is featured in the segment, talking about the findings of our ongoing research—which is that women, and unmarried women in […]

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Politico: The 2016 Enthusiasm Gap

In Politico, Steven Shepard writes about our latest poll and quotes WVWVAF founder and president Page Gardner. Our December 2015 poll is a wake-up call for progressives: the 2016 enthusiasm gap is real, particularly in the Rising American Electorate, which progressives need for victory. But the good news from the poll is that progressive candidates […]

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New Poll from WVWVAF/DCorps reveals messaging that motivates the Rising American Electorate

Today, Page Gardner of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund and Stan Greenberg with Democracy Corps released a new study that revealed: The Rising American Electorate (RAE)—millennials, unmarried women, African-Americans, and Latinos—are a major voting bloc to watch in 2016 Democrats enjoy a 50 – 42 percent lead at the top-of-the-ticket against Trump, due in […]

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WVWVAF Summit Presentations

Here are the presentation decks from the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund virtual summit, held on November 12: Democracy Corps/WVWVAF: Winning the Senate with a Middle-Class Reform Agenda (PDF) WVWVAF: The New American Majority (PDF)

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Democratic Senate Majority Within Reach, New WVWVAF/DCorps Poll in Four Battleground States Finds

Poll reveals that unmarried women, people of color, and millennials are poised to be the deciders in the 2016 elections   A major new survey of likely voters in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin reveals that Democrats are within striking distance of taking back the U.S. Senate in 2016. The poll, […]

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Fact Checking the CNBC Debates: #WomenSucceed

In Wednesday’s ‪GOP Debate, Carly Fiorina claimed that 92% of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women. Not so, says FactCheck.org: …”looking at the full four years of Obama’s first term, both men and women gained jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women gained 416,000 jobs in Obama’s first term […]

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Clinton Speaks to Unmarried Women on Social Security

The first Democratic debate delivered plenty of highlights – but something Hillary Clinton said particularly caught our attention: “I want to enhance the benefits for the poorest recipients of Social Security. We have a lot of women on Social Security, particularly widowed and single women who didn’t make a lot of money during their careers, […]

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