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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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New Poll by WVWVAF Shows Massive Marriage Gap, Big Gains for Clinton with RAE Voters

The Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) and Democracy Corps today released a major new poll of likely voters showing that engagement in the election is rising substantially among the Rising American Electorate, or people of color, unmarried women and millennials. According to the survey, Hillary Clinton holds a 13-point margin against Donald Trump […]

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Ohio and Florida Primary Voters Demonstrate Strength of Rising American Electorate

Unmarried Women Express Strong Feelings about Trump in Ohio Focus Groups In key primaries held yesterday in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, women turned out in disproportionately high numbers. They represented 59% of the Democratic primary electorate in Florida, 58% in Ohio and 57% in North Carolina. But one of the big stories […]

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Super Tuesday Voters Demonstrate Enduring Power of Rising American Electorate

After millions of votes were cast in primaries and caucuses on Super Tuesday, it is clear that people of color and women—married and unmarried—provided Sec. Hillary Clinton with her margin of victory in the most important night of the election season so far. Key components of the Rising American Electorate—people of color, unmarried women and […]

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Millennial Women: Struggling in the Post-Recession Economy

The growing political participation and power of millennial women has been a major storyline in the coverage of the recent presidential primaries and caucuses. But what is prompting the increased involvement in the political process from millennial women? A recently-released survey from American Women—along with the Women’s Voices Women Votes Action Fund and other coalition […]

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New Hampshire Voters Prove—Again—that Americans Want a Reform Agenda

The New Hampshire primary results make clear that voter discontent over money in politics has emerged as a major campaign issue. Voters have now rewarded candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, who both have made a point of saying they don’t owe anything to big money donors. And Hillary Clinton led her concession speech in […]

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Voices of the RAE: Millennial Women

I am a single woman. A Googler of questions I really shouldn’t be asking Google. A dedicated student with a job that takes up an enormous amount of my time. A lover of installing health apps on my phone in an effort to create better habits while simultaneously ordering Dominos to my university’s library. Hear […]

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