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On this episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke to Sylvia Manzano, a principal at Latino Decisions, about the new American vote from this year’s midterm elections, how ballots are still being counted in some locations, and how the progressive movement can continue to build our power in 2019, 2020, and elections to come. (Interview begins 7:45.)
This week, Ronald Vitiello defended family separations during his Senate hearing to become permanent director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — one key reason why we’re asking the Senate to reject his nomination. Evidence continues to pile up for how Donald Trump’s divisive anti-immigrant strategy led to major electoral losses for the GOP. Latino early voting numbers are up, and we’re asking that troops sent to the border for Trump’s political games be brought home immediately.
“A is for America” is a podcast which tells the 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.