Case Study: "Care" as a Political Winner

  • Meredith Loomis Quinlan Michigan People’s Campaign; Michigan United
Keywords: integrated voter engagement, caring economy, voting patterns, child care, long-term care, advocacy

Abstract

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.

Published
2017-03-02
How to Cite
Quinlan, M. L. (2017). Case Study: "Care" as a Political Winner. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v4i1.156
Section
Community Voices