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.
The weeks leading up to the Jan. 5 Georgia runoff election saw consistent get-out-the-vote efforts by local and national Haitian-American leaders. One of these leaders, Ronald Bertrand spent time calling family and friends encouraging them to vote.
Mirroring a national trend, Haitian-American leaders across the country are working to mobilize and educate Georgia voters in advance of the Jan. 5 election.
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 2016, the Haitian community got played by a charlatan who promised to be our champion, but became our community’s worst nightmare. This time, we must show that we learned from that mistake.
With the final weeks of the campaign in full swing, the current approach observed is largely based on a report by Herlande Rosemond, voter protection deputy director for the Florida Democratic Party.
The Democratic vice presidential nominee is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants and playing up her Jamaican heritage is a huge part of the Biden-Harris campaign’s outreach to Afro-Caribbean voters in the Sunshine State.
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.
If we Haitians in the United States demonstrate for American politics the same unity, mobilization, sense of organization, and commitment we demonstrate for Flag Day and Labor Day, American politicians will initiate dialogues with us in regards to American immigration and US humanitarian aid policy to Haiti.
Election campaigners and voting rights advocates hoping to reach Haitian-Americans across Florida said they are focused on getting people to…