High Rate of Foreclosures Affects the Numbers of Potential Voters

Monday, October 22, 2012

A recent report by UC Riverside researchers has discovered that the obstacles to voting extend beyond the general ideas of lack of education and economic disparity. With the growing number of American families that have fallen victim to the foreclosure crisis, the report co-author, Michael Johnson, explains that the reality of losing a house strongly affects voting practices, specifically in communities of color, which are already at a participatory disadvantage. Furthermore, many people who have lost their home might not prioritize voting as they are focused on survival, the stress of changing addresses to re-register to vote, or engaging in acts of self care.

For voters faced with potential foreclosure, this link provides helpful insight as to how to navigate this crisis: http://www.fairelectionsnetwork.com/webfm_send/209