America's Voice En Español »

America's Voice

 

California

Politico: “Newsom vows to withdraw Guard from border, seeks help for humanitarian crisis

There’s a humanitarian crisis at the border – one that the Trump administration created and refuses to help resolve. Meanwhile, the administration continues to insist that thousands of military personnel are needed in response to their manufactured crisis. Enter a more sensible voice, an incoming border state governor. In a new piece for Politico, Carla … Continue reading »

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 »

Kevin McCarthy Pushed Trump’s Anti-immigrant Agenda and Lost Half of California’s Republican House Seats

Reaction to the Trump/McCarthy political strategy of fear and divisions cost California Republicans seven House seats in with significant Latino and AAPI populations Los Angeles, CA – The high price Republicans paid in the midterm elections was most evident in California where GOP House members and candidates experienced devastating losses. With Democrat T.J. Cox declaring … Continue reading »

In 2018, Orange Is The New Blue

This year, Democrats saw successful midterms results across the country, but that has proven to be particularly true in the nation’s most populous state. In Orange County especially, the results of the elections have inundated once-Republican areas, making the GOP more of a political idea than a reality in California. The victory of Democrat Gil … Continue reading »

“An Obituary for the Old Orange County” – GOP Extremism, Engagement of Diverse Electorate Transform Traditional Republican Bastion

The news that Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) has lost her re-election to Democratic challenger Katie Porter is the latest reminder of how Orange County, the former epicenter of American conservatism and Republican strength, has been transformed by the combination of Trump and Republican nativism and increased political engagement of the region’s increasingly diverse electorate. Meanwhile, … Continue reading »

If the California Republican Party is Dead, Why Is Kevin McCarthy Getting a Promotion?

Perhaps McCarthy Will Do for the National GOP What He Did for the California GOP Kevin McCarthy, who rose to GOP prominence as a young gun promising to elect Californian Republicans, is now ready to ascend to his new role as Leader of House Republicans. But his reputation as a force for growth in the … Continue reading »

As Votes are counted, Losses Mount for Republicans in California

Spanish version follows below. It was not a good weekend for Republicans in California. As votes from last week continue to be counted, it became clear that two more congressional districts held by the GOP were lost to Democrats. The Golden State which looks bluer and bluer even in areas that were once strongholds of … Continue reading »

Trump Continues Ugly, Racist, Shameful Assault on Latinos

Spanish-language version follows below. Donald Trump has made attacking immigrants the central tenet of his presidential campaign and his presidency. Yesterday, he released an anti-immigrant ad which is yet another direct attack on the Latino community. The ad makes it clear in the most irresponsible and worrying way that his administration will do whatever it … Continue reading »

New Americans And Latinos In California Have The Power To Change The Direction Of The Country In The Midterm Elections

(Spanish version follows below) This year, in many states, Republicans have used racist ads to fire up their base up for the upcoming midterm elections. In others, voting suppression continues to be a big problem, like in Dodge City, Kansas, a Latinx-majority city, where the only polling location was moved outside the city limits and … 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 »