You may have heard Donna Price on the other end of your telephone.

The 59-year-old has spent the last year volunteering for Detroit Action, a grassroots organization that helps working-class Detroiters fight for political power. Price asks Detroiters to vote and participate in elections, the phone bank is open five days a week.

Price said the voice on the other end of the phone usually tells her their vote doesn’t count, they don’t see enough community change or that they aren’t participating due to barriers like lack of child care.

“They don’t see the changes in their community,” Price said. “They don’t realize that without their vote, the schools will continue to be underfunded, we’re not casting our votes.”


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