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Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two

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Election protection is increasingly seen as a critical issue in the United States, a nation that travels worldwide to “supervise” other nations’ elections. Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there’ve been major problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, poll taxes or policies that make people pay to vote, closing of precincts, and other attempts to make voting harder for US citizens. But grassroots election protection and voting rights groups drove a massive surge of voters of color, in particular, to the polls in 2020 – turning out the incumbent Trump regime.  We speak with voter turnout expert  Andrea Miller, union organizer Carolina Miranda, and pro-democracy activist Pam Wilmot, about what must come next to protect democracy in the USA. (Part Two – #39 is Part One)

Image Credit: Carolina Miranda photo  –  Carolina Miranda; Andrea Miller photo  –  The Tennessee Tribune; Pam Wilmot photo  –  The Boston Globe

Caption: Voting Rights Advocates Carolina Miranda, Andrea Miller and Pam Wilmot

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Featuring:

  • Carolina Miranda, Union Rep and Voting Rights Activist with hospitality workers’ union Unite Here
  • Andrea Miller, IT Specialist and Founder of Center for Common Ground/Reclaim Our Vote
  • Pam Wilmot, Pro-Democracy Activist with Common Cause and Leader of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact campaign

Credits:

  • Producer: Lynn Feinerman, Women Rising Radio
  • Host: Sandina Robbins, Women Rising Radio
  • Audio: Nathan Bauld, Women Rising Radio

Making Contact Staff:

  • Executive Director: Sonya Green
  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani

Music Credit:

  • Sass N Harmony  – “Wisteria” and “Younger Witch”
  • Mississippi John Hurt  –  “Frankie”

Author: Radio Project

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