Joanna Cuevas Ingram
Name of Host Organization: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
City, State: San Francisco, California
Issue area: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Voting Rights/Electoral Participation
Joanna developed successful community-based voting rights education, outreach, and advocacy strategies to address ongoing minority vote dilution systemic voting rights barriers, and felony disenfranchisement in California.
Need Addressed By Project
Voting rights barriers, voter discrimination, and vote dilution continue to plague local election systems throughout California, even as a growing new majority of citizens of color reach voting age across the state. Multi-pronged, community-based advocacy strategies are needed to address continued systemic voting rights barriers, discrimination, and dilution throughout the state.