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The Long Tail of Voter Suppression

The Long Tail of Voter Suppression

This article was published in partnership with . Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of political and cultural life from the debut of the telegraph to the rise of Twitter, serving as a critical, independent, and progressive voice in American journalism.Last month, cars snaked through the parking lot of San Antonio’s AT&T Center as volunteers in bright yellow MOVE Texas t-shirts directed traffic through the sprawling complex. Some of them wore face shields and carried clipboards as they bounced between cars registering people to vote. The Spurs...

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Oct 16
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In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails

In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails

This story was published as a part of Voting Rights Day, a collaboration with the . Follow them on , , or , or .Durrel Douglas says most of the people he met during his first get out the vote campaign inside the Harris County jail in January 2018 were surprised to see him there. As he and other volunteers with the Houston Justice Coalition went from pod to pod, registering people to vote and helping them apply for mail-in ballots, jail staff told him they didn’t realize anyone behind bars was allowed to cast a ballot. People incarcerated inside the hulking lockup in downtown Houston were...

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Mi Barrio No Se Vende

Mi Barrio No Se Vende

Graciela Sánchez, the director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, would like to see Alazán-Apache improved but largely preserved.By Gus BovaApril 13, 2020ayla Miranda never thought she’d need public housing. Raised between Illinois and San Antonio in a Republican military family, the 36-year-old always believed hard work would be enough. Over the years, she helped run a construction company, worked at a post office, and managed gas stations. But starting in 2011, things took a turn: Her parents’ house was foreclosed on, her husband was arrested and they divorced, and her son was...

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Apr 13
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