Why voting matters


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We talk with Genesis Aquino. We discuss the importance of voting, local elections, housing issues, the struggles of running a campaign. Genesis Aquino is an activist committed to gender, economic, and social equality. Genesis Aquino migrated from the Dominican Republic at age 11, and her work in NYC has been focused on healing from and addressing the systems of oppression that impact all her intersections as a Black Latina migrant woman. Genesis believes in the importance of power-building through voter mobilization, popular education, and community organizing. On her day job, she works to advance housing justice and fighting displacement by empowering unrepresented tenants facing eviction in the NYC Housing Courts. She also served as the sits on the board of the Laundry Workers' Center, a grassroots organization fighting low-wage workers labor rights via organizing and public policy in NY & NJ.
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This episode was produced by: Quinton Cameron, Mercedes Ilarraza, and Rocio Mendez

Edited by: Quinton Cameron

Logo by: Dylan Rogers

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