Voter Stories

Our voices matter. As we approach the 2020 election, we must share our stories to spark change.

Virginia
VA
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Lady Liberty Head

Sa'ad El-Amin, a former Richmond city councilman convicted of a federal tax charge, filed a suit challenging felony disenfranchisement in Virginia. El-Amin said that while blacks make up 20 percent

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Alabama
AL
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U.S. Capitol Building

In that bill we've talked to ... you've heard today about the architecture of white supremacy in the state of Alabama. That bill, HB 56, was one more step in

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Alabama
AL
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​​​Because access to decent, affordable housing, quality healthcare, reliable transportation, and increases in the minimum wage are determined by public policies made by elected officials, GBM believes that access to

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Alabama
AL
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Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama sign

If ongoing debates in the current state general assembly have taught me anything, it is it in a state like Alabama controlled almost entirely by one party, there is little

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Massachusetts
MA
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Vote Here Sign

 Salem resident Lucy Corchado, a former city councilor for Ward 1 and president of the Point Neighborhood Association, said she was startled by the amount of discrimination she’s experienced.

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Massachusetts
MA
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Red Vote Sticke

Stephanie witnessed poll workers asking people for their identification and then turning them away if they did not provide it.

“I noticed that there was a sense of bias as

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Mississippi
MS
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Mississippi Capitol

Wayne Kuhn completed his sentence for a grand larceny charge in the 1980s more than 25 years ago. He even got his record expunged—and yet he still cannot vote in

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Colorado
CO
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The quiet, rural town of Pueblo West, just a two hour drive from Denver, is a mixed neighborhood that’s part of the greater city of Pueblo, which makes up more

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Alabama
AL
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U.S. Capitol Building

I do understand now how important the power of the vote is. I believe the greatest survival to our democracy is the power to vote. Our government must commit to

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Alabama
AL
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Voter Registration Form

Makhayla DesRosiers, an Alabama State University student who volunteers with the Voting Rights Project, said she helped a  formerly incarcerated woman register to vote at a Montgomery halfway house about

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