With the help of Latino votes and activism, democrats won many key posts in Colorado in the midterm elections, gaining a majority in both chambers of that state’s General Assembly in addition to a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. One key player in this victory is a young man who came to the United States with his family fleeing violence in their native Mexico. Thanks to the DACA program, he gained residence and was able to carry out a successful Latino voter mobilization campaign. Lucia Orozco brings us his inspiring story. This entry is available only in Español
With the help of Latino votes and activism, democrats won many key posts in Colorado in the midterm elections, gaining a majority in both chambers of that state’s General Assembly in addition to a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
(Español) “Por ejemplo, el gobernador republicano de La Florida y aspirante al Senado, Rick Scott invirtió más que el titular demócrata, Bill Nelson, en apelar a los latinos y aparentemente esto operó en su favor. La contienda aún no se decide y es probable que haya un recuento de votos.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 PROGRAM # 8462 12:00 PM PT Latina Candidates and Young Voters. Latinas are running for office in record numbers and they are poised to make history in Congress and statewide offices. A political advocate comments on this unprecedented surge of women candidates from communities of color and the impact they are having […]
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 PROGRAM # 8442 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. A distinguished journalist and writer comments on the role journalists should play when covering immigration – stories should be treated in a humane way, with verifiable data and clarifying polarizing situations. She also gives her views on the findings of the DHS Inspector General, […]
Some schools are also using the Swipe Out Hunger program, which allows students to donate their unused meal plan vouchers, or swipes, to other students to use at campus dining halls or food pantries.
TUESDAY, JULY 24 PROGRAM # 8387 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. A federal judge extended indefinitely the 90-day deadline he gave the Trump administration, that ended this week, to justify the termination of DACA or begin accepting new applications and keep protections for current beneficiaries. At the same time, Texas and other Republican states that […]
Ending Guidance on Race. Also, Latinos: An Economic Power. Also, Medicaid Block Requirements Blocked.
THURSDAY, JULY 19 PROGRAM # 8384 12:00 PM PT Ending Guidance on Race. The Trump administration is ending rules issued under President Obama to guide schools and colleges on using race in admissions decisions to make schools more diverse. What does it mean for students of color and English language learners? Guest: Rocío Inclán, Director […]
“You just want to know how they’re doing as a person. How are things going at school? How are their friends? How are they sleeping?” .
(Español) Amy Campanelli, quien encabeza la oficina del defensor público del condado de Cook, que representa a los acusados indigentes, criticó la medida por facilitar que los fiscales “quiten la libertad a alguien” antes de que él o ella hayan sido condenados.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12 PROGRAM # 8357 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. Republicans in the US House are now talking about offering a “special visa as a bridge to citizenship” for Dreamers, and warn about resorting to the discharge petition if conservative hardliners derail the talks about a solution to DACA. Also, in one of the […]