News & Updates

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

January 26, 2017

On Inauguration Day, before millions, President Donald Trump swore an oath to help American workers. “The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes,” Trump said. “But that is the past.”

In reality, working families—and especially working and single mothers who aspire to reach the middle class—face a very troubling future under the new President.

January 24, 2017

Women from across America and around the world marched last week to protect and defend human rights and equal rights, including voting rights. We need to keep that spirit strong! You can help by letting President Trump, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Republican congressional leaders who threaten to roll back our voting rights know that we will continue to hold them accountable.

Sign this petition to make your voice heard today!

January 13, 2017


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 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.
December 20, 2016

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.

December 5, 2016

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.

December 5, 2016

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.

November 17, 2016Action Fund Research

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).

November 10, 2016

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

October 20, 2016Action Fund Research

Our live-dial reactions and focus groups for the third presidential debate found that it was a good night for Hillary Clinton, as she consolidated her support and improved Democrats’ downballot prospects. Donald Trump, on the other hand, didn’t do himself any favors by refusing to accept the results of the election and letting Sec. Clinton bait him into losing his temper.

October 19, 2016

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!