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Older Haitian-Americans eager to vote lean on family, poll workers for help
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Older Haitian-Americans eager to vote lean on family, poll workers for help

Older Haitian-Americans struggle with several unique barriers when it comes to casting their ballots. Language translation is consistently viewed as the biggest obstacle hindering these senior citizens from fully participating. Other issues include information inundation, the layout of the ballot and, this year in particular, adjustments made to the voting process due to COVID-19.

Rise in murder prompts calls for help, deeper engagement in Brooklyn
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Rise in murder prompts calls for help, deeper engagement in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Haitian community has experienced a tumultuous summer defined by the pandemic, subsequent job loss and a national reckoning over racial justice. As the heat index rose, gun violence also spiked, rising more than 60% citywide compared to last year. In the 67th Precinct alone, which encompasses East Flatbush, murder rose more than 120% through Oct. 4 — double the citywide figure.

Election 2020: Roundup of Haitian-American candidates
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Election 2020: Roundup of Haitian-American candidates

With more than 425,000 in Florida and 200,000 in New York, according to the Census Bureau and community organizations, Haitian-American civic engagement is in full display. In addition to voting, at least 17 candidates from Haitian-American communities are seeking to represent constituents at the municipal, state, and local levels.

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