Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who immigrated as a kid from Dominican Republic and eventually joined the US Capitol police, wrote the book “American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy,” where he tells the story of Jan 6, the day when he faced a violent, insurrectionist mob and sustained serious blows with pipes and battering rams. Some feel that Gonell, who received the Presidential Citizenship Medal, was in the frontlines in the battle for US democracy on Jan 6. The Spanish edition of the book is about to be released.
Guest: Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, Former Capitol Police Officer, Author of the Book “American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy.”
The Inflation Reduction Act and Latino Families. Since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act last year, health care and prescription drugs have become more affordable for Latinos through the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. A new report examines this development and reveals the positive impact of that legislation in states with the highest Latino populations, from California to Florida. This is a report about the findings.
Guests: Rep. Ruben Gallego, US Congressman (D-AZ-03), Washington, DC; Rafael Collazo, Executive Director, UnidosUS Action Fund, Washington, DC; Yamelisa Taveras, Founder, The Unidos Foundation, Allentown, PA.
New National Latino Civil Rights Leader. The League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, the oldest Latino civil rights organization, has a new leader. Juan Proaño is now the new executive director. What are his plans to tackle the discrimination and major civil rights issues that Latinos face in areas such as jobs, education, political representation, housing, and health care? This is an interview with Proaño.
Guest: Juan Proaño, CEO, United Latin American Citizens-LULAC, Miami, FL.
Photo: Aquilino Gonell via Facebook
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