Through face-to-face conversations and open-ended questions designed to elicit stories and deeper interactions, the Michigan People’s Campaign (MPC) may have altered voting patterns more effectively than using traditional electoral engagement strategies. During the 2016 election, by campaigning on issues of family care, MPC helped elect a progressive state house candidate in a Downriver Detroit district that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump carried by over 6,000 votes.
Integrated Voter Engagement, Caring Economy, Voting Patterns, Child Care, Long-Term Care, Advocacy
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Quinlan, Meredith Loomis
"Case Study: "Care" as a Political Winner,"
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