A Is For America podcast

***   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:… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * 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… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Matt Hildreth, our Political Director here at America’s Voice. Labor Day has come and gone, which means that this year’s midterm elections are really ramping up in earnest now. Republicans across the country are running on Stephen Miller’s explicitly anti-immigrant strategy,… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Drew Galloway, the executive director of MOVE Texas, a voter engagement and community organizing group that is mobilizing Texans — especially young Texans — during this crucial midterm year. Drew and our Texas State Director Mario Carrillo spoke about the challenges… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Hassan Ahmad, Esq., a Virginia lawyer who sued the University of Michigan for the release of white supremacist John Tanton’s papers. John Tanton is the founder of anti-immigrant hate groups like the Center for Immigration Studies and Federation for American Immigration… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This week, Voces de la Frontera Action won a major victory with the election of Earnell Lucas, Milwaukee’s new sheriff, who stood against the anti-immigrant enforcement… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Zachary Mueller, our own resident Kris Kobach expert who joined us to talk about how Kansas’ Secretary of State may have just won a gubernatorial primary. (Interview begins at 14:15.) On the topic of family separations this week, a… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

In this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we record from Netroots Nation 2018, the annual progressive conference that is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana this year. We spoke with a number of advocates and activists on the immigration issues that they’re working on today and what catches their attention in… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

In this week’s episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, we spoke with Susie Haslett, a policy associate at Fwd.us, who is currently in Phoenix, Arizona working as part of a massive effort to help reunite families separated by the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Susie, along with colleagues and partners including our own… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

In the latest episode of our podcast, we spoke with Yaheiry Mora, Director of CASA in Action.  Last fall, Republicans tried to use Trumpist, anti-immigrant messaging in the campaign for Virginia governor — and it backfired horribly. That route has also failed to work in numerous races around the country this year. Yet Republicans have made… Continue »