The fate of the Democrats in November's midterm elections will depend heavily on voter turnout -- particularly among unmarried women, who are historically less likely to vote in non-presidential election years. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is aiming to reverse that trend by embarking on a national bus tour to talk to single women about economic proposals that directly affect them.
The bus tour will kick off June 1 in Seneca Falls, New York -- the site of the nation's first women's rights convention in 1848 -- and end four days later in Chicago. Pelosi and other Democratic members of Congress will travel to seven cities to meet local women and talk to them about their comprehensive women's economic agenda, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds." The agenda includes legislative proposals like guaranteed paid family and sick leave, equal pay legislation, a higher minimum wage, more broadly affordable child care and stronger workplace protections for pregnant women.