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The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a research-driven, non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation of unmarried women and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. The mission of the VPC is to boost the civic engagement of unmarried women (women who are single, widowed, divorced or separated), people of color and millennials—the three demographic groups who comprise the Rising American Electorate (RAE). These Americans make up 56.7% of the voting-eligible population and are responsible for almost all of the U.S. population growth in recent years, but were only about 48% of the electorate in 2012 and 45% in 2014.