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Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Felony Voter Disenfranchisement

“We are all We The People. When you tell me that I can’t participate in an election, you telling me I’m not a part of We The People…that makes me feel like you are still oppressing me, and you still seeing me as three-fifths of a human.” Daquan Peters is the Second Chance Alliance Coordinator…

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First Time Voters In Brunswick County

The Shoresides team spoke with first time voters ages 30, 18, and 41 at the polls in Brunswick County, North Carolina about why they voted this election season. Here’s what they had to say… Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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The Importance Of Latinx Voters

“We are contributors, tax payers. We are entrepreneurs. We are business owners. We have mixed families. We are American…To me, it is important that I define who I am and I say my story, because it took me 25 years to be a U.S. citizen.” Victoria Velazco says political parties and policies at the federal,…

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Racial Equity & Election Priorities from Payal Shah

Payal Shah is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student from Marshallberg, NC – a predominantly white and conservative town of 400 in Down East, North Carolina.  As Shah heads to the voting booth for her first time this week, she thinks about Presidential rhetoric. And how it trickles down to affect how…

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Oysters & The Ballot Box

What does an oyster farmer think about when he heads into the voting booth? Kyle Frey, owner of Crystal Coast Oysters, speaks to how he’d like to see elected officials think about environment and jobs. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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On Ocracoke, A Back Porch Op Ed

Daphne Bennick has been living on Ocracoke island for the past 35 years. And she’s run Back Porch restaurant there for the past 21. Bennick she speaks to what she’s looking for in this election as her island goes through a “double wammy” – Hurricane Dorian recovery, then COVID-19. Support the show (https://shoresides.org/support/)

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¿Por qué es importante votar?

“Nos hemos ganado ese derecho a ser votantes y que es un privilegio ejercerlo, y así como ha sido una responsabilidad, es un privilegio que vale la pena ejercer.” Victoria Garcia Velazco es la fundadora de VIDA Familiar Latina Magazine y Vida Translations. Ella  está estudiando para su maestría en trabajo social clinical en la…

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Formerly Incarcerated Voter in NC

Sharif Moore voted for the first time since his release from prison. Corey Purdie from Home Transitional Network joins him as Moore shares how he felt coming back from prison to a home destroyed by Hurricane Florence and his desire to participate in the political process. Home Transitional Network: 1homeplag.org | 1homeplan@gmail.com | 252-721-9274

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Voting Information For People Who Are Currently And Formerly Incarcerated

Have you been convicted of a felony or currently incarcerated and want to learn about your eligibility to vote in North Carolina? If you have been convicted of a felony or are currently incarcerated, you are eligible to register and vote under the following circumstances… ¿Has sido condenado por un delito grave o actualmente estás…

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Voting Information For People Who Are Currently And Formerly Incarcerated