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The Vote

These Are Revolutionary Times

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by Marcie Cohen Ferris

“The right to vote remains the most essential key to freedom and choice in all aspects of our lives.”

As we move through these fraught days in America, watching with horror the incomprehensible destruction and death in Israel, Gaza, and Ukraine, I ponder if we are living in more historic, troubling times than generations before us. Certainly not, but the constant bombardment of images and breaking news on social media certainly make it feel that way in the face of rising global nationalism and far-right terrorism; a broken, illegitimate Supreme Court; the reemergence of colonizing “projects”; flooding, fires, and the hottest year on record; the attack on women’s reproductive rights; the constant assault on Black voting rights, so powerfully explored in this issue; and soaring acts of Jewish hate.

This article appears as an abstract above, the complete article can be accessed in Project Muse
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