Gender, Labor and Progressive Coalitions Working the Vote: Grass Roots Mobilizations for Registration & Early Voting in the 2008 Election
11 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2010
Date Written: August 31, 2010
Women’s movement organizations were central to the increased voter turnout in the 2008 United States elections. Based on fieldwork in Washington, D.C., we analyze the GOTV (Get Out the Vote) strategies of gendered interests in the 2008 election. Our work adds to the literature on social movements and political action, the strengths and weaknesses of coalitions, the official, overt and formal as well as from within efforts to incorporate gendered interests and agendas into political parties and institutions.
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