News & Updates

Get the latest on what’s happening at the Action Fund, and our ongoing commentary on the political and policy conversation.

April 2, 2019

This year on April 2, 2019, Equal Pay Day will spotlight the enduring gender wage gap. And 56 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, this gap remains a powerful reality in women’s lives.  According to the most recent data on 2018 median wages available from the U.S.

February 6, 2019

On behalf of the Voter Participation Center and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, Democracy Corps conducted live dial-meter testing of the 2019 State of the Union address among the Rising American Electorate, white working-class women, and white college women. [1] Here are some of the key findings in advance of our full report:

The level of engagement is at levels we have never seen before.
February 5, 2019

In advance of President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight, our sister organization, the Voter Participation Center, released the following statement from founder and President Page Gardner:

“Today, as President Trump addresses the American public, the Rising American Electorate (RAE) is listening.

January 17, 2019

Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, released the following statement about Congresswoman Maxine Waters appointment as the first African American and first woman at the helm of the House Financial Services Committee:

“We’re thrilled to see the Rising American Electorate (RAE) – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – represented at the helm of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

November 9, 2018Action Fund Research

The Rising American Electorate–unmarried women, people of color, and millennials–turned out on November 6th in record-breaking numbers.  Their motivation to be a check on the President, increasing healthcare issues, and concerns regarding the economy, all worked to propel Democrats to take control of the House.

September 27, 2018Action Fund Research

Democratic Gains In GOP-Held Senate Seat States

Turnout Uncertain For Millennial And Hispanic Women Who Favor Democrats

September 25, 2018Action Fund Research

Our recent telephone survey of 2,000 likely voters across 14 battleground districts shows that mailings to inform voters in a relatively neutral way about where the candidates stand on key issues have the potential both to increase support for Democratic candidates and increase the enthusiasm of Democratic voters.

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to last night’s primary victory by Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts 7th Congressional District against 10-term sitting Democrat incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF), released the following statement:

“We offer our congratulations to Ayanna Pressley on her hard-won victory last night.

August 6, 2018

By Page Gardner, WVWVAF Founder & President


While signing the Voting Rights Act 53 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the landmark law “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield.”

But there are no lasting victories in the struggle for civil rights.


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