Tag: Haitian-American voters

Haitians: Mob violence in DC hits too close to home
Immigrant Voices

Haitians: Mob violence in DC hits too close to home

News reports showing thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters storming the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon welled up painful memories of political unrest for Haitians

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

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.

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.

Older Haitian-Americans eager to vote lean on family, poll workers for help
2020 Elections, Immigrant Voices, Latest News

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.

Social dilemma: Haitian-Americans know whom to vote for, but are clueless about why to vote
Columns, Opinion

Social dilemma: Haitian-Americans know whom to vote for, but are clueless about why to vote

Haitian-Americans’ position is clear: they will vote Democrat because Biden is better off dealing with political corruption and bad governance in Haiti, the country Trump called shithole. They will vote against the Republican establishment because Trump will cancel TPS while Biden promises he will renew or extend it for the thousands of Haitians who are no longer at risk of deportation because of it. If only Haitian-Americans are allowed to vote, Trump will lose by a tidal wave.