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 country this year are going to be crucial, and it’s important that the ongoing GOP effort to divide and distract Americans this fall not succeed.
Meanwhile, the Trump Administration was found to have taken $10 million from FEMA and disaster prevention efforts in order to detain and deport more immigrants. Republican candidates across the country continue to falsely claim that electing Democrats will lead to more crime in the U.S. (see more on how this is part of their ongoing strategy this fall). And Trump’s family separation crisis is taking a toll on GOP candidates running this November, according to an internal Republican poll finding that the zero tolerance policy has hurt Trump and the Republicans’ standing among moderates and independents in congressional battlegrounds.
“A is for America” is a podcast which tells stories from the front lines of a changing America. Each week, we’ll be talking to advocates and experts working in immigration reform, immigrants’ rights, immigration politics, and the forefront of what it means to be a new American. Tune in next week for more.