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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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Charting a Path to the White House in 2016

Research by Democracy Corps and WVWVAF A new report by Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund suggests strategies that will help position progressives for the 2016 presidential election. The report combines findings from a national survey of 950 likely voters, focus groups with white working class voters in Tidewater, Virginia, and dial […]

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State of the Union 2015: Playing offense, President Obama makes gains on critical issues

White swing voters across the United States responded enthusiastically last night to the President’s State of the Union address, according to live dial-testing conducted by the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund and Democracy Corps. The instant survey of 61 white swing voters and two follow-up online focus groups – one with white non-college educated […]

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Washington Post: How struggling Americans reacted to Obama’s speech — in real time

Last night, working with Democracy Corps, we sponsored dial groups of swing voters to gauge their real-time reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent sat in on our dial groups and found that President Obama got his most positive reactions when he talked about specific measures to help […]

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