Episode 6

What would it take for every vote to matter equally?


March 12th, 2021

23 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

When we endorse leaders, who favor policies that disenfranchise BIPOC, we are undercutting the Gospel message we claim to believe. Gerrymandering is a tool of voter disenfranchisement and even if it works in favor of our political party, we must stand against it.

This is ep 6 of the What Would It Take? podcast. Today we’re asking ourselves, what would it take for every vote to matter equally?

Sources for this episode:

Rock The Vote get involved opportunities: https://www.rockthevote.org/get-involved/

NPR _article, _In New Documentary, Stacey Abrams Probes The State Of Voter Suppression In 2020: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/05/909969046/stacey-abrams-discusses-voter-suppression-and-her-new-documentary-appearance

NPR articke, Stacey Abrams On Why Securing Voting Rights Is As Necessary Now As In The Past: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/02/973067859/stacey-abrams-on-why-securing-voting-rights-is-as-necessary-now-as-in-the-past

New York Times article, What is Gerrymandering? : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/what-is-gerrymandering.html

American Civil Liberties Union fact sheet on voter ID legislation: https://www.aclu.org/other/oppose-voter-id-legislation-fact-sheet

Washington Post article, What counts as voter intimidation? : https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/30/voter-intimidation/

Center for Amrican Progress article, Voter-deterimined districts; ending gerrymandering and ensuring fiar representation : https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2019/05/09/468916/voter-determined-districts/

NPR _article, _Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/731847977/supreme-court-rules-partisan-gerrymandering-is-beyond-the-reach-of-federal-court

Vox article, A new study finds voter ID laws don’t reduce voter fraud — or voter turnout: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/21/18230009/voter-id-laws-fraud-turnout-study-research

FiveThirtyEight article, What We Know About Voter ID Laws: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-we-know-about-voter-id-laws/

The Gaurdian article, Federal judge blocks North Carolina's voter ID law, citing its discriminatory intent: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/01/north-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-discriminatory

Associated Press article, Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access: https://apnews.com/article/senate-elections-bills-legislation-elections-georgia-842d9ad16a78901322f4b952f6c0d8dd