Stories tagged: "voter stories 2020"

Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
I Took the Fight Against Ableism to the Polls

Writer Melissa Blake voted to speak up for every other disabled person who feels like they don’t currently have a voice.

Community organizer and former juvenile lifer Don “Ike” Jones mentors returning citizens and adjudicated youth. (Courtesy of Don Jones)
With 26 Years of Prison Behind Him, He’s Heading to the Polls for the First Time

Don "Ike" Jones said he and several other returning citizens plan to go to the polls as a group, a move he said signals their enthusiasm around a civic act that they’ve never had a chance to participate in.

“I consider it a sacred duty as a citizen to actively participate in our elections,” says Maria Miller, a Filipino immigrant, as she sits outside the Doylestown firehouse, a polling place where she works twice a year on Election Day. (Courtesy of Michele Haddon)
This Immigrant Mom From the Philippines Doesn’t Mess Around When It Comes to Election Day

"I consider it a sacred duty as a citizen to actively participate in our elections,” Maria Miller said. “And I think I appreciate it more as an immigrant.”

(Graphic by COURIER/Denzel Boyd; Photo provided)
‘The Risk Is Worth the Reward’: Wisconsin Poll Workers Commit to Working in November

The workers who staff polling places despite COVID-19 concerns.

Erum Hamid was born in India and raised in Bangladesh. Her dreams brought her to the Philadelphia area, where she is looking forward to voting in her first election. (Photo by Tony Wu)
She Came to the US to Fulfill Her Dreams. In November, She Will Cast Her First Vote.

“The kind of equality, independence and liberty women in the US have is incomparable to the limited amount of opportunities in Bangladesh," Erum Hamid said.

Catie Jacobson (left), Mitchell Pinsky, and Talia LeVine. Images via subjects; graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Why Students Organizing to End Gun Violence Are Helping to Register New Voters

Activists with Students Demand Action are working to register 100,000 new young voters before the November election.

‘Selena’ Co-Star Says Encouraging Latinos to Vote Means Showing Compassion

"Voting, for me, means showing up and representing your voice. And it's not just your voice but the voice of the people."