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Media Roundtable: The GOP's Campaign To Suppress The Vote & America's Older Homeless Population

Oct 8, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing coverage of early voting and voter suppression. So far, more than 5.6 million people have voted early. How are the media covering the Republican Party’s strategy to suppress the vote?

We’ll also discuss a New York Times Magazine feature about elderly Americans who are experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. Over the next decade, the number of elderly homeless Americans is projected to triple. Join the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Fernanda Santos, former Phoenix bureau chief for the New York Times, and professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University

David Daley, journalist, senior fellow for FairVote, and author of Unrigged: How Americans Battled Back To Save Democracy

Web Resources:

The New York Times: Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis

San Francisco Chronicle: Aging onto the street

The Atlantic: Courts Are Taking Away One of Americans’ Best Options for Fixing Voting

The New York Times: How Trump's 'Voter Fraud' Lie Is Disenfranchising Americans

The Columbia Journalism Review: How the media has abetted the Republican assault on mail-in voting

The Washington Post: Trump doesn’t need Russian trolls to spread disinformation. The mainstream media does it for him.