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Bipartisan Policy Center to Discuss the Impact of Changing Party Demographics on the 2012 Election

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will resume its 2012 Election Series with a focused discussion on changing party demographics and their impact on the 2012 election tomorrow, April 11, 2012 at 9:00AM.

At the event – The Future of Red and Blue: How Changing Party Demographics Will Impact the 2012 Election and Beyond – Ruy Teixeira, joint fellow at The Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation, and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority, and Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst for Real Clear Politics and author of the recent release, The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs – and Who Will Take It, will provide insight about how evolving trends affect the Republican and Democratic Parties.

Trende has previously argued that the future of both parties is “less certain,” while Teixeira has argued that the growing Hispanic and educated youth vote favors the Democratic Party. Panelists will also examine immediate questions such as: will the GOP advantage in the over 65 demographic increase as it has for the past several elections? Will President Obama draw African American and younger voters in large numbers like he did in 2008? How will the Hispanic vote affect 2012? The discussion will be moderated by John Fortier, Director of BPC’s Democracy Project.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #2012election

The event is open to press, but space is limited. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to


  • Ruy Teixeira, Joint Fellow, The Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation
  • Sean Trende, Senior Elections Analyst, Real Clear Politics
  • Jason Grumet, BPC President
  • John Fortier, Director, BPC’s Democracy Project


“The Future of Red and Blue: How Changing Party Demographics Will Impact the 2012 Election and Beyond”


Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 204-2400


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Ashley Clark
(202) 637-1456


2012-04-10 00:00:00