Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund is proud to be part of this historic event, and we invite all of our friends, partners, and supporters to join us. Visit WomensMarch.com for details about the march in Washington, Sister Marches taking place around the country, and the many ways that each of us can make our voices heard on January 21, 2017.“It is not our differences that divide us.
For the first time in our nation’s history last month, African-Americans, Latinos, unmarried women and millennials who make up the “Rising American Electorate” became the majority of all Americans who cast votes in a presidential election. They represent the future of America, in all its diverse greatness.
But as the year comes to a close, it’s becoming clear that Donald Trump doesn’t understand, let alone appreciate, the changing demographics—and the changing face—of America.
At a rally just last week in Pennsylvania, the President-elect spoke disparagingly, again, about people of color.
Read Page Gardner and Stan Greenberg’s take on the Rising American Electorate in the 2016 election — and the agenda progressives need to adopt going forward in order to solidify support among this crucial 55% of American voters.
A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and Oxfam America finds that more than one in four employed women in the United States are concentrated in low-wage “women’s work”—such as teaching young children, cleaning, serving, and caring for elders—jobs that are done primarily by women, pay less than $15 per hour, and provide few benefits.
Workers in these female-dominated jobs, who are disproportionately women of color, earn less than men working in jobs with similar requirements for education, skills, stamina, and hours.
The Action Fund and Democracy Corps surveyed 1,300 voters between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, 2016, including an oversample of 200 Rising American Electorate voters and 200 battleground state voters (AZ, FL, OH, IA, NC, NV, NH, PA, VA, WI). Select highlights are below; you can read the full survey here.White Working Class Now Almost As Republican As Minorities Are Democratic Voters Dissatisfied With Economy’s Progress and Fairness Lots of Rising American Electorate, including unmarried women, thought Trump expressed legitimate frustration Economic Contrast Would Have Been A Stronger Close
For the last presidential debate on Wednesday night, October 19, we’ll be using Facebook Live to stream real-time dial reactions from five crucial segments of the electorate: white millennials, minority millennials, white unmarried women, ticket splitters, and white non-college persuadable voters. Make sure you don’t miss this incredible opportunity to find out how these key segments of the Rising American Electorate are reacting to the candidates as the debate happens!
A recently-surfaced 2005 recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments towards women confirms what we already knew about him: that he is a narcissistic sexist whose views on women are stuck deep in the past. American women reject a Trump presidency because he has insulted and disrespected women, time and time again.
by Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund
In focus groups with women voters in Pennsylvania and Nevada this week, my organization posed a simple question: “I’m going to say a name and I want you to tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.” When we uttered the words “Donald Trump,” the comments came flying:
Last night in Pennsylvania, we held the first of two sets of focus groups we’re conducting to get women’s opinions on the 2016 election — not just the presidential contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump, but also the downticket contests for the Senate and the House.