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How The Roe Decision Mobilized A First-Time Voter

Nov 7, 2022

College freshman Cassidy Recio Brenes is excited to vote for the first time. Like, really excited. “I never shut up about it,” she told us. Her top concern: The overturning of Roe v. Wade and the future of women’s reproductive rights. “I came to this country thinking I had a second opportunity,” Cassidy, who is Costa Rican-American, said. “And just in a second, the dream was over, because now they’re taking one of my most essential rights away.”

Special thanks to the League of Women Voters in the City of New York.

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