When Angelina Cruz, the head of the teachers’ union in Racine, Wisconsin, goes canvassing, she doesn’t just knock on doors. If she sees someone in the street she approaches them and starts a conversation.
“D’you know you can vote today,” she asked a young black man who walked by last Saturday.
“I can’t,” he said. “I’m a felon.” (A felon is someone who has committed a “serious crime”.)