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

See all articles by Laura R. Woliver

Laura R. Woliver

University of South Carolina

Annie Boiter-Jolley

University of South Carolina

Date Written: August 31, 2010

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Woliver, Laura R. and Boiter-Jolley, Annie, Gender, Labor and Progressive Coalitions Working the Vote: Grass Roots Mobilizations for Registration & Early Voting in the 2008 Election (August 31, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1669458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1669458

Laura R. Woliver

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Annie Boiter-Jolley (Contact Author)

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