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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 »

“All About Our Vote” by Mi Familia Vota Opens a Much-Needed Space to Inform and Energize Latino Voters

There are many questions about the turnout of Latinos for this election, but something that is clear is the huge amount of work multiple organization have been executing on the ground to mobilize the Latino vote. Mi Familia Vota has been one of the leading organizations in reaching out to Latinos where they are: at … Continue reading »

The Most Important Elections You’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Are in California

Community Groups Step in and Step Up to Mobilize Low-propensity Latino Voters On many election nights, California is an afterthought. Often, by the time the polls close in California, the election outcomes are already known. Not this year. This year, California voters will play a critical role in determining control of the U.S. House of … Continue reading »

Kevin McCarthy Chooses Trump and His Border Wall over California

Will other California GOP House members and candidates support McCarthy and his anti-immigrant agenda? In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made public this week his plans to introduce legislation chock full of anti-immigrant provisions that includes funding for Trump’s border wall at the cost of $23.4 billion. McCarthy hopes … 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 »

For Young Latino Voters, Politics Has Become More Personal Than Ever — and California Proves It

Nothing resonates better with Latinos than “familia,” and that’s exactly what I saw last week at a phone bank calling Latino voters. The phone bank was organized by Power California, an organization whose mission is “building the power of young people of color and their families to participate and lead systems of government at all … Continue reading »

CHIRLA: Gaining their trust, the key to getting Latinos to vote

Los Angeles, California – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the CHIRLA Action Fund have tasked themselves with educating California voters on propositions that will appear on the ballot on November 6th,  and ensuring that people vote and that they do it for candidates who are looking out for their best interests. They … Continue reading »

Will Orange County Turn Blue?

FULLERTON, California – Orange County has become ground zero for Democrats trying to turn Republican districts blue in close races. They’ll only be able to succeed if they can mobilize Latino and Asian voters, who have been changing the face of this traditionally white, conservative and Republican community. In seven California districts — four in … Continue reading »

“Only Chance Dreamers Have” is with Democratic Control – Modesto Bee Editorial Endorses Rep. Jeff Denham’s Opponent

Josh Harder Has an Affirmative Vision on Immigration Incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Denham of California’s 10th congressional district is facing a serious challenge from Democratic contender Josh Harder this cycle. Immigration is a major issue in this Central Valley heavily Latino district and Rep. Denham has long touted himself as a pro-immigrant Republican. But an … Continue reading »

ICYMI: How a Dreamer from Honduras is Contributing Millions of Dollars to the US Economy

Los Angeles, CA – Recently, Univision featured the story of Sayda Ayala, a Dreamer from Honduras. Sayda crossed the border alone at the age of 13 with nothing more than the clothes she was wearing. This year, she generated an income of $4.8 million from the two transportation companies she owns in southern California. During … Continue reading »