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Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Adriana Ruggiero and Matt Barreto

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Adriana Ruggiero, our California state director, who held an event in Los Angeles this week where advocates and experts spoke about the Latino vote in California during this year’s midterm elections. We played a segment of that event from … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Sylvia Manzano of Latino Decisions

*** * 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 … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with the AV Politics Team, Post-Election

*** * 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 reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Ed Espinoza of Progress Texas

*** * 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 reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Maribel Hastings and David Torres

*** * 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 reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with the AV Politics Team

*** * 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 reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Daniel Nichanian on Local Cooperation with ICE

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Daniel Nichanian, who is a fellow at the The Justice Collaborative Engagement Project and a writer at The Appeal. He recently wrote a piece about local cooperation with ICE and all the places where ICE is on the ballot this year. … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Diana Colin of CHIRLA

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Diana Colin, Civic Engagement Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), who joined us to speak about CHIRLA’s electoral efforts this fall. (Interview begins at 10:15.) This week in family separations, we learned about a … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions

*** * 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 reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Frank Sharry of America’s Voice

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast, we spoke with our own Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, who joined us to talk about this year’s midterm elections and the GOP’s divide and distract strategy — now being played out nationwide. Last week, the Trump Administration unveiled a new “public charge” rule, which … Continue reading »