Non-profit

Voter Participation Center

Logo for The Voter Participation Center (link)
Website:

www.voterparticipation.org/

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

55-0889748

DUNS Number:

78-329-8321

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $2,290,504
Expenses: $4,642,650
Assets: $2,205,618

Founded:

2003 (renamed in 2011)

Former Name:

Women’s Voices Women Vote (changed in 2011)

President and Founder:

Page Gardner

The Voter Participation Center was founded in 2003 as “Women’s Voices Women Vote,”[1] which in 2011 changed its name and expanded its mission to become the Voter Participation Center.[2] The group initially focused on registering the strongly Democratic-leaning voting bloc of single women to vote; today, the group organizes registration of numerous Democratic-leaning voting populations.

The Voter Participation Center runs a direct-mail program[3]  that targets “unmarried women, minorities and millennials” with voter registration mailings and phone calls.[4][5]

Since 2004, the Voter Participation Center claims to have “signed up 2.7 million voters.”[6] However, the group’s efforts have been criticized for being imprecise,[7]  misleading,[8] ineffective,[9] and potentially illegal.[10] Moreover, the group’s ties to the Clinton family and the liberal agitation group MoveOn.org have drawn questions about the group’s purported non-partisanship.[11]

Background

The Voter Participation Center was founded under the name “Women’s Voices Women Vote,” a 501(c)(3) charity focused on registering single women to vote.[12] Page Gardner, a former Democratic operative whose first race was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-Massachusetts) 1980 presidential bid, and her friend Chris Dresser founded the original Women’s Voices Women Vote group.[13] John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman and a senior aide to President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, was also said to have “helped launch the Women’s Voices Women Vote prior to the 2004 presidential election and later served on the board.”[14]

In 2011, Women’s Voices Women Vote officially “renamed itself the Voter Participation Center to reflect a portfolio formally broadened after 2008 to cover the so-called “Rising American Electorate”—a set of liberal voting blocs including single women, young people, and newly naturalized citizens that some progressives believe will create the “Emerging Democratic Majority.”[15] In conjunction with the name change, Voter Participation Center enlarged its voter registration focus beyond just women to “unmarried women, minorities and millennials.”[16]

The Voter Participation Center also has a sister 501(c)(4) called the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund. [17]

Organizational Operations

Voter Participation Center, formerly known as Women’s Voices Women Vote, has a repetitive protocol for registering voters that follows a number of steps.

  • The first step is for Voter Participation Center to send “a letter to the state elections board, warning of a likely surge in registration applications.”[18]
  • The second step is to issue “press releases to news outlets.”[19]
  • The third step is robocalls “alerting targeted likely voters that a registration mailer is coming.”[20]
  • The fourth is the mailer itself.[21]

In the 2012 and 2014 elections combined cycle Voter Participation Center “touted the distribution” of some 10 million registration forms across 25 states “targeting “unmarried women, African-Americans, Latinos and young adults.”[22][23]

In 2016 the Voter Participation Center planned “to mail more than 7.4 million voter registration forms to residents in 13 states: Georgia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.”[24]

It should be noted that “many of the Voter Participation Center mailings have gone astray, reaching already registered voters, the deceased, family pets, convicted felons, children, and non-U.S. citizens.”[25]

Since 2004, the Voter Participation Center claims to have “signed up 2.7 million voters.”[26]

Experimental Mailings

During campaign years the Voter Participation Center issues quarterly mailings, with each mailing having a “randomized experimental” mailings that test various ways of packaging a registration form, adjusting everything from cover letter language to envelope typography.”[27]

These direct mail programs say a number of things such as, “you’re not registered to vote. Your mailing address is incorrect. Or something needs to be updated on your voter registration, fill out the attached form and mail it.”[28]

Criticisms

Misleading Registration Efforts

In North Carolina, local reporters wrote about the deceptive nature of Voter Participation Center’s mailers: “It is important to know while the form looks official and claims it needs your attention right away, it is not from any government agency.”[29]

In Florida, Chris Cate, a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, wrote in an email to the Tampa Bay Times that the state was “evaluating whether there is way to prevent Voter Participation Center from sending such confusing letters, which are frequently going to ineligible voters and making many Floridians think the letters came from our department.”[30] The Florida secretary of state’s office said it “contacted the organization” and “expressed [its] very serious concern that [VPC was] misleading voters, offered to provide them the complaints sent to the department about their mailings, and asked that they make a concerted effort to improve their lists so that only eligible voters who aren’t registered are being contacted.”[31]

A comparable situation has occurred in New Mexico, where Ken Ortiz, the chief of staff at the New Mexico secretary of state’s office, said, “Some noncitizens have contacted the state asking why they received the forms when they’d previously been told that they could not vote.”[32] Ortiz continued, stating that “We fear that some of these individuals who receive this mailing may feel that they are being encouraged to vote by our office or county government.”[33]

Imprecise Lists

In 2016, Assistant Attorney General Anna Birkenheier, counsel to the Virginia Department of Elections, wrote to the Voter Participation Center expressing concern “that the mailing had caused “significant voter confusion and concern.”[34] Bikenheier wrote, “some of the letters are going to people who are, indeed, registered at their current addresses, and the letters are creating confusion. Some were sent to the deceased. Some went to commercial addresses in Virginia.”[35] Birkenheier encouraged VPC to “check their mailing lists.” [36]

Voter Participation Center has “[acknowledged] that the databases it uses to contact possible voters are imperfect because they are developed from commercially collected information.” In response to criticisms the Voter Participation Center “says it expects people who receive misdirected mail to simply throw it away.”[37]

Potentially Illegal Methods

In 2012, Kathryn Biber, the general counsel for the Presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), contended “that the center’s mass mailing may have violated [Virginia] laws, including those that prohibit falsifying a registration application and communicating false information to voters about their registration status.” In her letter, Biber highlighted that the Center’s materials affirmatively tell mailing recipients that ‘records show that you are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election.’” However, in 2009, a Virginia felon who was prosecuted for illegally registering to vote registered after receiving a registration form from the Voter Participation Center.[38]

Biber also argued that “the center violated the law by ‘pre-populating’ the registration forms, meaning it filled in the names on applications.” Biber argued that “only voters, not a third party registering them, may fill out the application.”[39]

Ineffective Process

Many of the registrations submitted to states by Voter Participation Center or potential voters have been found to be invalid. Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler (R) noted that “the mailings in his state have been rife with problems,” and that “only about 10 percent of those his office has received have actually been valid registrations.” According to Schedler, “It’s just ridiculous, and I think needs to be exposed for what it is.” Schedler added, “I don’t know why they (Voter Participation Center) would try to, in my opinion, disrupt the process and cause undue work on states.”[40]

Similarly it was reported that in Colorado, “More than 17,000 Coloradans who are receiving voter registration applications from the Voter Participation Center may be signing insufficient forms.” According to Colorado’s Secretary of State’s office, “the forms failed to include a signature field and affidavit required under state law and other deficiencies.”[41]

Ties To Democratic Party

Paige Gardner “worked on former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign.”[42] Voter Participation Center board member John Podesta served as Bill Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff[43] and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman.[44] Maggie Williams, who was formerly “on the Women’s Voices (Voter Participation Center) leadership team,” was Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign manager.[45]

Voter Participation Center has worked in conjunction with the left-wing operation MoveOn.org. Mark Bowes of the Richmond Times-Dispatch noted that “the Voter Participation Center ‘s alignment with a liberal political organization seems to conflict with the group’s oft-stated declaration of nonpartisanship.”[46]

As an example of this coordination Bowes pointed out that in 2012, Voter Participation Center “sold a mailing list to its sister organization,” which in turn “provided the list to MoveOn.Org Civic Action,” to place “calls to eligible voters to urge them to register to vote in their local communities.” Bowes also noted that in mid-June of 2012, “around the same time the Voter Participation Center began its latest round of mailings, MoveOn.org solicited volunteers within its ranks to make calls on behalf of the center’s registration drive.”[47]

Voter Participation Center’s chief operating officer defended the group’s intricate political operation. Voter Participation Center is “a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization that is barred from engaging in political activities”; however, “The Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund operates as a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which can undertake unlimited lobbying and some activity the IRS would deem political.”[48]

Finances & Funding

Since 2011, the Voter Participation Center has received $30,986,757 in contributions and has spent $25,297,075 other expenses, with another $3,076,025 in total fundraising expenses.[49][50][51][52][53]

Conflicted Expenditures

In 2006, it was revealed that Voter Participation Center spent nearly 16% of the nonprofit’s total budget on phone services provided by Voter Participation Center’s founder Page Gardner’s husband. The president of the American Institute of Philanthropy (now known as CharityWatch) responded to the reports by saying, “I think it’s a really big concern…It does give an appearance of a conflict of interest.”[54]

The Voter Participation Center is reportedly “funded mostly through foundations and individual donations.”[55] Gardner manages “hotly debated national public-policy issue campaigns” such as “reproductive rights, civil rights, national budget priorities, technology, and trade.”[56] She is also the founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, the Voter Participation Center’s 501(c)(4) sister organization.[57]

Katie Whelan is acting executive director and previously “served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA).”  [58]

Gail Kitch is chief operating officer and executive vice president of communication and finance. Kitch previously “served as Executive Director of By the People, an initiative founded by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions that uses public television to encourage and support informed non-contentious citizen dialogue.” [59]

Board Of Directors

Voter Participation Center’s board of directors is comprised of liberal and Democratic Party activists, including

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    People

    Page Gardner is president and founder of the Voter Participation Center. In 2003, Page Gardner “founded Women’s Voices Women Vote, the organization now known as Voter Participation Center.”[note]”Page Gardner.” Voter Participation Center. Accessed August 18. 2017. https://www.voterparticipation.org/our-team/page-gardner/

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  64. Voter Participation Center, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2015, Part VII Section A

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. William McNary
    Board Member
  2. Jill Alper
    Board Member
  3. John Podesta
    Former Board Member
  4. Mike Lux
    Co-Founder
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: March 1, 2005

  • Available Filings

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    2014 Dec Form 990 $14,194,864 $11,299,819 $3,959,675 $349,271 N $13,106,359 $1,087,253 $1,124 $396,149 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $3,330,151 $3,436,158 $2,424,931 $1,709,572 N $3,136,573 $192,747 $831 $483,745 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $9,777,246 $9,263,848 $1,433,473 $612,107 N $9,766,131 $0 $1,108 $506,573 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $2,689,326 $3,089,617 $751,928 $443,960 N $2,689,044 $0 $32 $275,481 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $5,586,520 $4,986,525 $917,527 $209,268 N $5,540,043 $0 $3,764 $420,200 PDF

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