The 2020 Primary in New York this year fell in the midst of a global pandemic and a reckoning on police brutality in America. Voting by mail occurred in record numbers due to the threat of COVID-19 and youth in Syracuse led rallies for the current racial justice movement.
This all has impacted our most recent election, but how will it affect democracy in the future?
For this conversation, we spoke with:
- Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commisioner Dustin Czarny
- Onondaga Vote's Chanel Turnquest
- The founding members of Raha Syracuse, a muslim youth community relief organization
- Common Cause Deputy Director Sarah Goff
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