Voting is a right that is not guaranteed. This is a reality that native-born Americans may easily forget, yet many immigrants and refugees know deeply.
Since the Voting Rights Act was partially dismantled in 2013, we see efforts to limit, obstruct and deny access to the ballot every day.
“Aung” (an alias, for privacy) knows this very well. She grew up in a country ruled by a military dictatorship: There were no referendums, no elections, no opportunities for the people to make their voice heard.
Read more in the Oct. 14-20, 2020 issue.