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Guide to the Women’s Vote

As the Democrats meet in Philadelphia, it has become clear that women will determine the outcome of the presidency. They are rejecting Donald Trump in record numbers, with 63 percent viewing him unfavorably. But the “women’s vote” is not monolithic, with marital status, education and race all impacting the decision. Please see our 2-page “Guide […]

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Why the Rising American Electorate should be alarmed by Vice Presidential Pick Mike Pence

If Donald Trump is elected president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Members of the Rising American Electorate should be concerned. Trump’s newly minted running mate has expressed extreme views on issues of crucial importance to unmarried women, people of color and millennials—the Rising American Electorate who make up 56.7% […]

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New Survey Shows Strong Support for Paid Family Leave Fund

Paid family leave, paid sick leave, and affordable childcare: these aren’t political talking points, they’re the sort of public policies that will allow working families – including Unmarried Women and the Rising American Electorate – to succeed in today’s economy. A new poll commissioned by the Work Family Strategy Council shows that these policies enjoy overwhelming […]

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Why We Need Fireworks at the Voting Booth this Year

On July 4, 1776, America declared to the world it was a new and independent nation, no longer ruled by an English monarch but a government that existed for the benefit of its people. At the heart of this new democracy was the belief that the powers of government were given by the consent of […]

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WVWVAF Battleground Survey in Nine Competitive States Shows Big Gains for Clinton, Massive Marriage Gap

The Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) today released a unique poll showing significant gains for presidential contender Hillary Clinton in nine competitive battleground states. Conducted by Democracy Corps, the survey of 2,700 likely voters—in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—has Donald Trump faltering in the Rust Belt, […]

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The Gender Gap, the Marriage Gap, and the 2016 Election

In the Washington Post, Barbara Norrander points out that during the 2016 primary, women were more likely to vote in Democratic primaries than men are — and that if recent elections are any indication, the same thing could happen in November. The differences in women’s and men’s voting rates might have a particularly strong impact […]

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How Many More Tragedies Will it Take?

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history. What happened early this morning in Orlando, Florida demands that our nation and its leaders call for tolerance for America’s diverse communities including LGBT people, people of color, people of different faiths, and work together […]

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The Real Fraud: Voter ID

We’ve known it for a long time: the true intent of discriminatory Voter ID laws is to prevent #RisingAmericanElectorate voters from being represented in our democracy. This week in Wisconsin, a former staffer who worked to pass such laws came forward – and the truth about Republican-led efforts to pass these laws had its day in court. “Todd […]

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Gender Politics in Play Following Acela Primary Victories

Hillary Clinton all but secured the nomination last night with wins in four out of five primaries while Donald Trump’s five-state sweep drew him closer to a first-ballot win at the Republican convention. On a conference call with Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) yesterday, Paul Begala, Democratic strategist and a key advisor to […]

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Voter ID and the Worst-Kept Secret in Politics

A U.S. congressman and a former Wisconsin GOP staffer let the cat out of the bag on voter ID laws: Their entire purpose is to keep Democrats—and especially the Rising American Electorate—from exercising their right to vote.

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