Politics & Elections
(Español) De hecho, tres cortes federales han encontrado que la ley de identificación de Texas viola la Sección 2 de la Ley de Derecho al Voto, negando a los votantes afroamericanos y latinos la misma oportunidad de emitir su voto…
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 PROGRAM # 7855 12:00 PM PT “Unequal Voices.” While people of color make up the majority of the population in California, they are not fairly represented in the state’s democracy. Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a voice in the state’s political process. Those are findings of a […]
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 PROGRAM # 7853 12:00 PM PST. The Immigrant Vote. Applications for citizenship during this election season went up to its highest levels in years. Will naturalized Latino voters show up to the polls in November in unprecedented numbers? Immigrant advocates also comment on immigrants becoming voting ambassadors as well as the proposed […]
(Español) Y aunque el candidato republicano, Donald Trump, tuvo una semana terrible, y diversos sondeos colocan a Clinton superando al republicano incluso en estados oscilantes, los mismos sondeos apuntan al problema de confiabilidad y entusiasmo que suscita la candidata demócrata.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 PROGRAM # 7851 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: humansofmexico.org For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org
According to data from the Pew Research Center, almost half of the more than 27 million Latinos eligible to vote this November are from the so-called millenial generation. In California, one of every three Latinos is a young adult under 30. If they were to come out to vote in big numbers, they could decide important races.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 PROGRAM # 7850 12:00 PM PT Mendez v. Segregation Then and Now. Before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought and won in court a battle against Orange County school districts that had separate schools for White and Mexican students. Seven decades later, California is reportedly the most segregated state […]
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 PROGRAM # 7848 12:00 PM PST. Gun Violence and Police Abuse. Juan Felipe Herrera, the Poet Laureate of the United States, published a poem during the week of grief over the deadly shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas, inviting people to celebrate peace activists and officers, and remember the shooters […]
MONDAY, AUGUST 1 PROGRAM # 7847 12:00 PM PST. Centuries-Old Fight for Water. A leader of the Yaqui Tribe in Northern Mexico talks about the fight of his indigenous people for the right to the waters of the Yaqui River, the stream that sustains life in their ancestral homelands, and his year-long imprisonment after challenging […]
(Español) Padrón rasurado, eliminación de casillas y tiempos de votación, algunas “sutilezas” que amenazan a la democracia
(Español) Hace tres años, sin embargo, la Corte Suprema declaró inconstitucional el mandato de autorización previa arguyendo que la discriminación flagrante destinada a impedir el sufragio efectivo era en gran parte cosa del pasado.