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Season 3Episode 1

Collateral Damage

Harmful voter suppression laws are being enacted in states across the country.

Collateral Damage: Part I

October 26, 2021

Harmful voter suppression bills are cropping up in states across the country. In this episode, we visit Georgia to investigate a deeply politicized and potentially devastating bill that, among many other restrictions, famously bans offering food or water to voters waiting in line. We meet the activists and community members who are fighting the bill and its deliberate and calculated voter suppression of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. And, we get an inside look at possible paths to overturning the law and securing a voting rights victory for all Georgians. 

Warning: This account contains graphic descriptions that may trigger some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Read the full transcript here.

Collateral Damage: Part II

November 2, 2021

 In “Collateral Damage: Part II,” we document the harmful effects of voter suppression on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in Florida. We also examine a little-known strategy called “prison gerrymandering” that perpetuates political inequality in the state. In Florida, as in many other states across the South and around the country, equal access to the polls is far from guaranteed, and new restrictions threaten to make it even harder for many to exercise their right to vote. In this episode, we meet some of the unsung heroes fighting back against discriminatory voter suppression efforts in their communities. 

Warning: This account contains graphic descriptions that may trigger some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Read the full transcript here.

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