Census in Grave Danger, Latino Leaders Warn – The 2020 census is in serious peril of being incomplete and inaccurate, warned a national commission of prominent Latino officials and community leaders as they revealed a comprehensive report on the topic. To address the problem, the leaders recommended to the Census Bureau and Congress that they begin by eliminating the planned question on citizenship. The head of the commission, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, spoke with Samuel Orozco about the report’s findings.
Law Eliminating Bail Bonds in California still in Limbo - A law that would eliminate cash bail in California was suspended shortly after being signed last summer. Leaders of the multi-million-dollar bail bond industry managed to gather enough signatures to force a referendum through a ballot initiative in 2020. The landmark law signed by Governor Brown has an uncertain future, as it faces not only opposition from bail bond companies, but also from civil rights groups advocating for major reforms to the justice system. Ruben Tapia reports from Los Angeles.
Fear Among Latinas over Abortion Ban in Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama has signed the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. The law prohibits abortion even for pregnancies resulting from incest or rape and only permits abortion if the life of the woman is in danger. Doctors who fail to comply with the law face severe sentences. Cynthia Romero of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health says the measure has sparked fear among Latinas.