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Unmarried Women Voters

State of the Union (Of Unmarried Women)

Page Gardner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Page Gardner

When President Obama announced that "the state of our union is stronger," his annual address captured the attention of a powerful but under-appreciated voting bloc -- unmarried women.

Lucas Kavner

Could Obama Lose Unmarried Women’s Vote In 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Ellen Whelan-Wuest, 28, was one of a record number of unmarried women who voted in the presidential election in 2008. Working and campaigning extensiv...

Unmarried: The Tempest in Tampa

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

"Unmarried: Rose Ferlita has put her political ambition first and foremost, while her opponent is a dedicated family man with two children." So reads a mailer that's making news in the Tampa mayoral run-off.

Marriage Gap Key to Unlocking the Gender Gap in 2010 and Beyond

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

The Fat Lady isn't singing yet. Women will make up the majority of the electorate on Tuesday and they will decide -- depending whether more married or unmarried women turn out -- who sings on Election Day.

Great Recession Over? Maybe Not for Unmarried Women

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

According to the latest report from Women's Voices, Women Vote and the Center for American Progress, half of all American women are unmarried and the economy has them on the ropes.

It's Time to Pay Back Alice Paul

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Ninety years ago, women from all walks of life fought hard to give a voice to the voiceless and ensure that there was room for more views at the political table. Today, we need to fight to make sure everyone who has a voice is using it.

America Descends to Phyllis Schlafly's Level

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

At a recent fundraiser and again during an interview with Talking Points , Phyllis Schlafly sent Democratic activists hurtling toward their moral indignation machines™.

Health Care Coverage For Spouses: Benefit Or Bias?

Mary Curlew | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Curlew

Is it a violation of marital status discrimination laws to offer certain employee incentives to one group based on familial status while offering no comparable program to the excluded party?

Post-Election Lessons for Progressives

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

The Rising American Electorate now constitutes a majority of the voting-eligible population in America. And it goes without saying that if they stay home in 2010, the chances for progressive reforms will drop.

This Week, Let's Recognize the Women Who Are On Their Own

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Too many unmarried women are struggling to support themselves in the worst economy in a quarter century -- and about 10 million are single moms with young children at home.

Expanding Voter Participation: The Roadmap is Clear

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

The other side of the story is that 79 million eligible Americans did not vote. Forty-four million of these non-voters were not registered, and another four million were discouraged from voting.

The Lasting Lesson from Election '08: Deliver on the Hopes for Change That Led Unmarried Women to the Polls

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Unmarried women's crucial role in electing Obama is underscored by the "marriage gap" between their political preferences and those of married women.