A Is For America podcast

*** * Today, we’re publishing a very special election-eve episode of our podcast with Ed Espinoza, the Executive Director of Progress Texas, who spoke about new American voters in Texas, record early voting turnout, and the Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke. (Interview begins at 4:45.) Early voting records have been set in states across the… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Drew Galloway, the executive director of MOVE Texas, a voter engagement and community organizing group that is mobilizing Texans — especially young Texans — during this crucial midterm year. Drew and our Texas State Director Mario Carrillo spoke about the challenges… Continue »

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, is set in Brownsville, Texas, where advocates led by the ACLU held a mass rally this week outside of a courthouse where migrants are being prosecuted. (Interviews start at 7:00.) So much continued to happen in immigration news this week. Here are just some of… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Bruce Elfant, the Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar for Travis County, Texas. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. In the news this week were more stories from the front lines of Trump’s war… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * This week, of course, was the 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats made huge gains in the House and at the local and state level. Our state directors at America’s Voice — Viri Vidal in Nevada, Mario Carrillo in Texas, Adriana Ruggiero in California, and Zachary Mueller in Kansas — joined us on the… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with America’s Voice en Español journalists Maribel Hastings and David Torres, who have been traveling the country speaking to new American voters in battleground districts and states. On the last leg of their tour, they traveled to Texas, met up with our… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with our own Adriana Ruggiero, Viri Vidal, and Mario Carrillo — America’s Voice state directors for California, Nevada, and Texas, respectively — about what’s going on in this last stretch of the 2018 midterm elections. They talked about what’s going… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with UCLA professor and Latino Decisions principal Matt Barreto about this year’s midterm elections, the importance of the Latino vote, current polls, campaign investment into new American communities, and more. (Interview begins at 9:15.) This week, a federal judge handed down a major decision on… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

***   On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with Karina Martínez, communications director at Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation. It has presence in 6 states across the country:… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast, we sat down with the America’s Voice politics team — Mario Carrillo from Texas, Viridiana Vidal-Gonzzali from Nevada, and Adriana Ruggiero from California — to talk about the midterm elections this year and the respective organizing challenges they face in their states. Key districts across the… Continue »