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: Arizona, California, Colorado. Florida, Nevada and Texas.
Karina and our California State Director Adriana Ruggiero spoke about the Latino vote and the power of the new American voters. (Interview begins at 12:00)
This week, we discovered that the Trump Administration is arresting family members that are coming forth to care for the children that were separated from their parents at the border, making it harder for these children to find a home. The Administration also decreased the number of refugees it is allowing into the U.S. to 30,000 per year — a new record low. Anti-immigrant ads across the country continue with the latest one coming from Texas Senator Ted Cruz just days before his highly anticipated debate with U.S Repesentative and Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’ Rourke. We give you a preview of the debate and look into the power of the Latino vote — especially in states like Texas and California.
“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.