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86: Voting Across Communities with Latinos for Democracy

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It needs to be said: communities cannot simply vote their way out of oppression. Too many citizens have been denied access to fair and safe elections due to economic barriers, burdensome new laws, a prior conviction, voter purges, inaccessible polling locations, or a host of other reasons. These stories are common, and dismissing them fails to recognize the heart of the problem. So, how do we solve these problems? And, why do communities impacted by gun violence need access to the ballot box?

To discuss, JJ and Kelly are joined by Michelle Zuluaga, a Civic Participation Manager with Latino Community Action Fund Georgia and Latinos for Democracy. Together, they're tackling the big questions--for example, is democracy a gun violence prevention issue?

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