Study: Political Parties Sideline Minority Voters, Leave Other Orgs to Pick Up the Slack
A San Francisco State University study finds that America’s political parties act as though some votes are more important than others, with white voters being contacted more frequently than their counterparts in other groups.
The research, from San Francisco State Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela García-Castañon, was published last month in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics. The study finds that nonpartisan community-based organizations are effectively mobilizing nonwhite voters in place of partisan institutions like the Democratic and Republican parties.
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