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.

How to “Follow the Money” in an Election

You don’t have to be a journalist or investigator to see who is funding who when it comes to U.S. politics, especially during an election year. Here are some ways to see what’s at play in the national and local races that matter to you.

Cómo seguir la pista del dinero en una elección

No hay que ser periodista o investigador para averiguar quién financia a quién cuando se trata de la política estadounidense, especialmente durante un año electoral. Conozca algunas maneras de ver lo que está en juego en las elecciones nacionales y locales que le interesan.

How to Follow a Local Political Race

While the presidential race has a tendency to hog the spotlight, there’s plenty more at stake every election year. Here’s help with understanding local races, and how to learn more about the candidates on your local ballot.

Cómo seguir una contienda política local

Aunque la elección presidencial tiende a acaparar la atención, hay mucho más en juego cada año electoral. Aquí le ayudamos a entender las contiendas locales, y cómo saber más acerca de los candidatos en su boleta local.

Who Is My Member of Congress? How to Find Out What Your Elected Officials Have Been Up To.

Whether you’re voting on a senator or a house representative in 2020, here are some ways to see what your elected officials have been up to — as well as some background on how the whole lawmaking works (and what it looks like when it doesn’t).

¿Quién es mi representante en el Congreso? Cómo averiguar lo que sus funcionarios electos han estado haciendo

Ya sea que vaya a votar por un senador o por un legislador de la Cámara de Representantes en 2020, aquí tiene algunas formas de ver lo que han estado haciendo sus funcionarios electos, así como algunos antecedentes sobre cómo funciona todo el proceso legislativo (y cómo luce cuando no funciona).

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.

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