Larisa Karr

Now streaming: “Haiti’s independence and its relevance today” on MLK Day
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Now streaming: “Haiti’s independence and its relevance today” on MLK Day

By Larisa Karr On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, two Haitian organizations will livestream a virtual panel discussion about the…

New Jersey Haitians plan for possibly hectic Nov. 3
2020 Elections, Latest News

New Jersey Haitians plan for possibly hectic Nov. 3

Since in-person early voting in New Jersey is not available, many Haitian-Americans pushed for voting by mail instead, where the voters mail their completed ballots back to officials. Haitian radio stations, social media forums and church leaders heavily encouraged Haitian-Americans to vote by mail. Local community members created videos in English and Creole to explain how vote-by-mail works.

Haitians in smaller states highly engaged in elections, despite lack of data
2020 Elections, Latest News

Haitians in smaller states highly engaged in elections, despite lack of data

Statistics from election boards in nine states with large Haitian populations, as well as official numbers by the U.S. Census Bureau, do not reflect the visible political participation of Haitian-American communities across the country. The majority of local and statewide election boards only record voter statistics by race, not by ancestry or ethnicity.

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