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Today we launched our brand-new podcast, “A is for America”, with special guest Gabe Ortiz, a former America’s Voice advocate who is now a blogger with Daily Kos. You can listen to the episode below, or via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app.
“A is for America” will provide listeners a glimpse into the lives of immigrants and new American voters across the country. We’ll be talking to Dreamers who still have DACA and those who don’t, progressive writers who engage on immigration and other issues, grassroots organizers who are doing important work in this year’s key election districts, experts, advocates, pollsters, and more.
In today’s podcast, we recapped this week’s March 5 protests in Washington D.C. and around the country following Republicans’ repeated failures to pass the Dream Act, as well as Jeff Sessions’ latest attack on California’s efforts to protect local immigrants. Then, Gabe talks to us about becoming a writer after being an advocate, how progressives have reacted to reading about deportations, and the origin of his famous Twitter handle.