Gina has traveled through twenty-five countries and lived in three. She now writes about the people and places that feel like home.
At least 65 million absentee votes were cast early by mail in the 2020 general election, compared to 34 million absentee votes in 2016, according to the U.S. Elections Project and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, respectively. However, a number of people who intended to vote via mail-in ballots this year surrendered their mail-in ballots and voted in-person instead.
Voters in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Illinois, and Minnesota all reported that fellow voters opted to invalidate th...
After President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory in the presidential election at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, he continued to share unsubstantiated claims about dumped ballots, mysteriously found votes, and an effort to rig ballot counts. These claims were quickly proven false. And, throughout the day, more false claims spread across social media.
One claimed 100,000 absentee ballots were found in Michigan and none of them were for Trump. (According to the Detroit Free Press, this claim was based...
Souls to the Polls has a big vision: energizing 100,000 Milwaukee residents to vote. To get there, the nonpartisan organization educates, registers, and transports voters to polling sites in Wisconsin, a battleground state with rising COVID-19 case numbers.
“I hope we can get at least 80 percent of the Black community out here to go vote,” Rev. Greg Lewis, assistant pastor at Saint Gabriel’s Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee and president and founder of Souls to the Polls, told Sojourners....
As Joe Biden arrived at his Wilmington, Del., church on Sunday, he was greeted by protesters holding signs and chanting, “Joe, you’re a disgrace to the Catholic faith.”
Also on Sunday morning, CatholicVote, a conservative lay Catholic organization backing President Donald Trump, took to Twitter to retweet photos of Trump rallies featuring miles-long car lines and giddy nuns.
According to Brian Burch, the president of CatholicVote, applying the principles of Catholic social teaching to the ele...
As Election Day nears, one thing is clear: We all need as many prayers as possible. After you vote, while you wait in line to vote, or while you anxiously tune in as votes are tallied, here are places that you can pray on Election Day.
1. Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation will host a Zoom prayer vigil on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Every hour on the hour, a leader will offer prayerful guidance around a contemplative practice leading into extended silence.
2. Unite Our N...
The internet knows no shortage of viral nuns.
When Jacob Blake was shot by police Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Call to Action, the 40-year-old Catholic Church reform organization, was primed to take action against racism, largely because it already had.
Before they dig in, the Dominican Sisters of Hope thank God but they also thank the growers, the pickers, the transporters, the recipe writers...
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — When Silvia Perez came to Immokalee, Florida from Guatemala in 1993, there was one profession that made sense: working in the fields.
“I’m trying to make sure that everyone feels empowered to try wine, and to feel confident when tasting."
A recent study from Marcus by Goldman Sachs found that 60% of survey participants didn't know the annual percentage yield (APY) on their savings accounts.
Five years ago, father and daughter John and Jen Choi wouldn’t have imagined that they’d be restauranteurs.
I was leaving for work when I found Blanche, the 5-year-old, 43-pound English bulldog I was fostering, peeing on my bed.