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May 3, 2018
Democrats need to refocus on the economic and health care challenges their voters face, the pollster said.


By Kevin Robillard, May 3, 2018

A top Democratic pollster is warning his party’s candidates not to buy into the GOP’s rosy messaging on the economy and tax cuts, arguing they need to spotlight the economic headwinds and rising health care costs their base voters still face heading into the midterm elections.

The advice stems from new polling provided exclusively to HuffPost from Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, Greenberg Research, and Democracy Corps.

May 3, 2018Action Fund Research

Groundbreaking new research from WVWVAF and Democracy Corps’ Stan Greenberg shows the Rising American Electorate is poised to reverse this trend and deliver their midterm votes as a referendum on the economy, gun safety, and health care.

May 3, 2018
Millennial Enthusiasm Shows Promise After Hearing Messages on Gun Safety and the Economy

The Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – is the group of 2016 voters who are most likely to drop-off and not vote in the 2018 midterms.

March 27, 2018

Page Gardner, president of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced they will include a question about citizenship to the U.S. Census:

“The Trump Administration is playing dangerous political games with people’s lives and the country by adding a question about citizenship to the U.S.
March 22, 2018

By Alexander Burns and Julie Turkewitz

On Saturday, Rebecca Schneid plans to pull on her sneakers, sling a camera over her shoulder and march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington with thousands of other students demanding an end to the gun violence that has cut through so many American communities.

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February 10, 2018

By David Brady, Ryan M. Finnigan, and Sabine Hubgen

No group is as linked to poverty in the American mind as single mothers. For decades, politicians, journalists and scholars have scrutinized the reasons poor couples fail to use contraception, have children out of wedlock and do not marry.

When the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution formed a bipartisan panel of prominent poverty scholars to write a “Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty” in 2015, its first recommendation was to “promote a new cultural norm surrounding parenthood and marriage.”

The reality, however, is that single motherhood is not the reason we have unusually high poverty in the United States, compared with other rich democracies.

January 30, 2018

Page Gardner, president and founder of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF), released the following statement in anticipation of President Trump reading off a teleprompter in his State of the Union address:

“Donald Trump has had a bull’s eye on the Rising American Electorate, who are the majority of the voting eligible population, ever since he became president.

January 30, 2018
Groundbreaking Year-Long Survey Tracks Shifts Among RAE In Trump’s First Year

No matter what Donald Trump says in his State of the Union, we know what people of color, unmarried women, and young people really think of Trump and the direction of the country according to a recent groundbreaking study from Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) and Democracy Corps’ Stan Greenberg.

January 24, 2018Action Fund Research

There’s a new coalition forming of the Rising American Electorate and white working-class women, but Democrats need to start speaking to their values and issues if they hope to capitalize in November, according to a groundbreaking study from WVWVAF and Democracy Corps’ Stan Greenberg.

January 20, 2018

Page Gardner, president and founder of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, released the following statement on the Republican government shutdown:

“Donald Trump and the Republican Party control the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives, yet they forced a government shutdown that will hurt the Rising American Electorate, many of whom are middle class families.


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