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Alanna Elder
Alanna Elder is a Report for America corps member focusing on Latinos in central Pennsylvania and the 2020 elections, how the growing community will make its influence felt, what barriers to voting exist and how it might affect this battleground state. Previously, she was deputy editor and podcast producer for the Latin America News Dispatch while pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. She has also worked for NPR member stations in Petersburg, Alaska and Laramie, Wyoming.

Latest by Alanna Elder



Estudiante brasileño de Penn State reacciona a nueva regla migratoria, enfrenta un futuro incierto

Estudiantes internacionales están tratando de comprender como las nuevas regulaciones de las visas estudiantiles les pueden impactar, más allá del semestre que viene.
By Alanna Elder

Brazilian Penn State student reacts to new visa rule, faces uncertain future

International students across the country are trying to understand how new visa restrictions could impact their futures, beyond the upcoming semester.
By Alanna Elder

Lebanon police link arms, decline to kneel, with protesters

As mourners gathered in Minneapolis for George Floyd’s memorial Thursday, demonstrators in Lebanon spoke out against racism and police brutality on the streets of their community. The most provocative moment for many came about an hour in to the gathering and lasted just two minutes.

By Alanna Elder

Mail-in, provisional ballots cause some disconnect in Lebanon County

Under federal law, voters are entitled to receive provisional ballots.
By Alanna Elder

Elecciones 2020: Grupos comunican a los votantes hispanohablantes en medio de nuevas reglas de votar, pandemia

Algunos grupos que están tratando de animarles a hispanohablantes a presentarse enfrenten más obstáculos que lo usual – especialmente en medio de la pandemia coronavirus.

By Alanna Elder

Election 2020: Groups reach out to Spanish-speaking voters amid new mail-in process, coronavirus pandemic

Some groups trying to get Spanish-speaking voters to turn out face more obstacles than usual.

By Alanna Elder

Catholic Churches in yellow-phase counties to hold in-person mass this weekend

“We’re going to have to be patient with the limitations. People can’t sit in their usual seat and all that stuff.”
By Alanna Elder