Cynthia Gordy Giwa

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Cynthia Gordy Giwa is ProPublica’s marketing director. She comes to ProPublica after serving as deputy communications director for Advancement Project, where she developed comprehensive media campaigns for the national civil rights organization and local partners. With an emphasis on using strategic communications as an effective tool for policy change, she managed public awareness efforts that helped move Virginia to restore voting rights for people with felony convictions, pushed Florida lawmakers to abandon legislation that would have restricted voting access for language minorities, and brought North Carolina’s multi-issue “Moral Mondays” movement to national attention.

Giwa previously worked in journalism for nearly a decade, as a White House correspondent and news editor for Essence magazine, as well as senior political correspondent for The Root. Recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists as the 2009 Emerging Journalist of the Year, her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Slate and NPR.

Cómo detectar (y combatir) la desinformación electoral

La información errónea o desinformación, especialmente en internet, siguen jugando un papel muy importante en las elecciones de 2020. Conozca más acerca de los tipos de información falsa que es probable que encuentre este año y cómo puede ayudar a combatirla.

How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. Learn more about the types of false information you’re likely to come across this year — and how you can help fight it.

Una guía para la votación en persona vs. la votación por correo

En 2020, el proceso de votación de cada estado ha cambiado en respuesta al coronavirus. Independientemente de si planea votar en persona o por correo, hay muchas cosas a tener en cuenta. A continuación, detallamos algunas de las más importantes.

A Guide to In-Person Voting vs. Mail-In Voting

In 2020, every state’s voting process has changed in response to the coronavirus. Regardless of whether you plan to vote in person or by mail, there are many things to consider. Here are some of the most important.

Cómo votar durante una pandemia

Desde el coronavirus hasta la votación por correo, la elección de 2020 se perfila como aún más confusa que las anteriores, lo cual no es poca cosa. A continuación, explicamos qué rayos está pasando este año y lo que puede hacer para participar en nuestra democracia.

How to Vote During a Pandemic

From coronavirus to vote-by-mail, the 2020 election is shaping up to be even more confusing than most, which is saying something. Here’s how to figure out what the heck is going on this year and what you can do to participate in our democracy.

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“There’s No Such Thing as Returning to Normal”: We Answered Your Questions About Reopening America

Editor-in-Chief Stephen Engelberg; health care reporter Caroline Chen; and Andy Slavitt, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, share what they’ve learned that can help all Americans for the days, weeks and months ahead.

How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

In our final installment of the User’s Guide to Democracy, we asked a live panel of congressional experts to help you stay engaged in politics after the midterms have ended.

Last-Minute Tips for Figuring Out Your Ballot and Making Sure You Can Vote

The midterms are here. Here’s everything you need to know to hit the polls and cast an informed vote this election season.

How to “Follow the Money” When It Comes to Political Campaigns

Fun with FEC filings, campaign expenditures and super PACs.

4 Questions to Ask When Comparing Midterm Candidates

It’s time to hit the campaign trail.

How Effective Is Your Representative?

… and other answers to your questions about how Congress really works.

Voting in America Is WILD. Here’s How to Plan Ahead.

If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.

ProPublica’s User’s Guide to Democracy: Political Advertising

It’s hard to track, hard to regulate, but essential to understand.

Behind the Headline: Oscar Ramírez Castañeda

After learning he’d been kidnapped as a child, spared from a massacre carried out by the Guatemalan military, Oscar Ramírez Castañeda faced danger of persecution if deported to his home country. ProPublica’s story prompted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant political asylum to Ramírez and his wife.

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