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Cynthia Moore: We Can Join the Fight.

Watching incident after incident of police brutality on people of color during non-violent situations ignited fear in me as a parent that other ethnicities are not forced to have. The topic of conversations with my son became, “This has to stop. What can we do?”  My answer: We can join the fight.

November 14, 2019

Ingrid Medrano: The Power of Your Story

Under the The U.S. Constitution, “We the People” have the right to equal protection under the law and freedom of speech. Yet, we are living under unjust laws created to marginalize minority and low-socioeconomic communities and take away their voice.

November 7, 2019

Trans Voting Rights: Navigating Virginia’s Photo Voter ID Law

While having ID that doesn’t match your gender identity or presentation should not affect your right to cast a ballot, there’s little guidance provided to poll workers on how to resolve ID issues for transgender voters. Knowing the laws and your rights can help avoid or solve problems at the polls:

October 23, 2019 Voting Rights

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