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Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

For Democrats, a Mixed Success in 2018 Midterms

  Tuesday’s midterm elections were not the stinging rebuke of the Trump Administration that Democrats had been hoping for. The party has retaken the House of Representatives, gaining at least 27 seats. Despite this success, Democrats lost ground in the Senate, and the House results were not as clear-cut a victory as rosier projections had expected. These mixed results make […]

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

LGBT Community Rally For Voters Who Support Their Community

LGBT community are under attack by the Trump Administration who wants to narrowly define gender as male or female.

Midterm Elections 2018 / Politics

Christians look to their faith to help them vote

The congregation at Vox Veniae bows their heads to pray during a Sunday service. Photo by Samantha Springer. Some Christians in Austin, Texas are reframing the strict conservative label often associated with a traditionally “red” state located on the Bible Belt. As the rhetoric of the Republican Party becomes increasingly divisive, they are looking to their faith to help them […]

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Progressive Latinas mobilize to get the vote out in Texas

Cristina Tzintzun in her office at JOLT headquarters in Austin, Texas. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler.   Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Latina women in Texas have been told they are powerful. They knew this, but now the media reports tell them this too. Candidates are knocking on doors they would have never previously approached. Data shows that Latinos […]

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Midterm Elections Could Shape the Future of Criminal Justice in New York

Kalief Browder. Photo Courtesy of forharriett.com At the age of 22, Kalief Browder hanged himself at his mother’s home in the Bronx. Browder suffered from depression as a result of the severe mental and physical abuse he experienced while incarcerated on Rikers Island. He was arrested when he was 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack, and sent to Rikers because he […]

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Liberal Texas Women rally for change

As early voting began, the city of Austin, Texas was a hub for progessive women organizers hoping to get their message across the largest state in America.

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Healthcare Motivates Voters in Georgia

Heath insurance has been a huge issue on both sides across the country in the 2018 Midterm elections. In Georgia, both gubernatorial candidates have campaigned on solving health coverage in very different ways.

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Once Again, Voting Controversies Surface at Prairie View A&M

Voting rights at Prairie View A&M University have been contested for decades, including during a Supreme Court decision in 1979. Photo by Kerry Breen.   Prairie View A&M University, a four-year college about an hour outside of Houston, Texas, is ready for the 2018 midterm elections. Candidate signs are clumped together by buildings and near parking lots. Stickers for candidates […]

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Muslim Voters are Voting for Change

Voters have not seen in this many Muslim candidates on the ballot since after 9/11. The Muslim community, a frequent target of President Trump, is seeking representation.

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Latina voters motivated by the separation of families

Some New York City Latinas are driven to the polls on Election Day because of the cries of of migrant children.