“Voter suppression” is a divisive and highly politicized term. But for the slate of bills Republicans are pushing across the country, it’s the only correct one.
Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’
Robert P. Alvarez·December 3, 2021
Are free and fair elections too much to ask for? Thanks to partisan gerrymandering — and its ugly cousin, prison gerrymandering — the answer is often yes.
Humanizing the People Police Kill
Robert P. Alvarez·May 7, 2021
On the day Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, local law enforcement in my hometown killed my nephew’s father. His name was Jose Flores.
Voter Suppression Is an Attack on Democracy — and My Faith
Robert P. Alvarez·April 9, 2021
I believe in God and in the right to vote. Georgia’s recent election bill doesn’t just feel like an attack on democracy — it feels like an attack on my faith.
Biden Needs to Keep His Promises on Immigration
Robert P. Alvarez and Uma Nagarajan-Swenson·March 5, 2021
Joe Biden has done a lot on immigration in a short amount of time — much of it good.
Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections
Robert P. Alvarez·November 6, 2019
Republicans are less likely to win elections when voter turnout is high.