Jacob Wheeler

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

Recent Posts

Causes That Could Lose If MN Voter Restriction Amendment Passes

Click on Photo to Hear How Voter Restriction Amendment Passage Would Adversely Affect Food Policy and Labor Rights

“You think you got problems now,” warned Congressman Keith Ellison. “If they pass this (Voter Restriction Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand.” Continue Reading →

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Constitution Guarantees Right to Vote, Not Fly on Plane or Buy Beer

Click on Photo to Learn How Ellison Volunteers are Educating Minnesotans About Voter Photo ID

“The Constitution doesn’t say anything about the right to fly in a plane, it doesn’t say anything about the right to buy a beer, but an awful lot of people did die for the right to vote. You have to have these conversations even with good, strong Democrats.” Continue Reading →

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Voter Restriction Amendment Would Discourage College Students From Voting

Click on Photo to Learn Why Voter Photo ID Would Hurt Minnesota College Students

“Photo ID will make voting much more difficult for college students,” activist and Iraq War veteran Alex Erickson told a town hall meeting in St. Louis Park earlier this month. “College students rely on same-day registration.” Continue Reading →

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Voting Rights Should Have Been Resolved During Civil Rights Era

Click on Photo to Hear Why Voting Rights Should Already Have Been Won in the 1960s

An attack on voting rights is an emotional issue for Dr. Josie Johnson, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Johnson spoke about the consequences of Voter Photo ID legislation during a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Keith Ellison. Continue Reading →

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