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Save Democracy: 7 Things to Know About NYC Elections, and a Really, Really Big One
Politics

Save Democracy: 7 Things to Know About NYC Elections, and a Really, Really Big One

While RCV is new for us — New Yorkers voted to implement it in 2019 — it’s used around the country. Maine used it for the 2020 presidential election, and many cities, including San Francisco, Santa Fe and Minneapolis, use it for local elections. For now, RCV will only be used for special and primary elections in New York City.

Virtual events planned to rally Haitian-American vote in Georgia runoff
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Virtual events planned to rally Haitian-American vote in Georgia runoff

This Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., HAVE will co-host a virtual town hall event to rally the vote. The event will be broadcast on the Georgia Haitian American Citizens Facebook group, created by HAVE, and via Zoom. Speakers include Georgia state representatives Erick E. Allen, of District 40 and Miriam Paris, who represents District 142.

In Canada, Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home
Canada, Elections, Politics

In Canada, Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home

Thrown into one of Montreal’s most diverse public high schools, the young Ms. Harris — whose father was from Jamaica and mother from India — identified as African-American, her friends from high school recalled. At the same time, they said, she deftly navigated the competing racial and social divisions at the school.

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