2018 midterm elections

Inside an S.U. Building, a First Generation American Honors Her Mom

By Staci Soslowitz, NEW 305.3

Published on November 6, 2018
woman at registration table checking in.

Adriana Battle checks in to vote.

The Connective Corridor bus pulled up in front of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse and crowds of Syracuse students flocked into the building for their afternoon classes. Meanwhile, in the lobby, citizens of Syracuse’s third district arrived to vote in the midterm election.

For first-generation American Adriana Battle, voting is a chance to honor her mother, who came the U.S. as an immigrant.

“Voting means a lot to me,” she said. “My mom came here from Italy when she was 12. … I want to make sure that I am doing my duty.”