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Florida officials are purging non-citizen voters from their rolls less than six months before the presidential elections. Does this guard the ballot for eligible voters, or is it a way to keep Latinos, Blacks and Democrats from voting? For a closer look at Florida’s most recent voter measure, we talk to Myrna Perez, the Senior Counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.

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Myrna Perez is a senior counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, a legal research and advocacy organization at New York University. She also works on a variety of voting rights related issues, including redistricting, voter registration list maintenance, and access to the ballot box. Before joining the center, Ms. Pérez was the Civil Rights Fellow at Relman & Dane, a civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C.

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The federal immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities went into effect recently in New York, and under the program, information about people arrested by local police can be turned over to U.S. Immigration and potentially lead to their deportation. We speak to Lucía Gomez-Jimenez, the executive director of La Fuente’s New York and Long Island Civic Participation Project, an organization that focuses on immigrant and workers’ rights issues.

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Lucía Gomez-Jimenez is the executive director of La Fuente’s New York and Long Island Civic Participation Project, an organization that focuses on immigrant and worker rights issues. She was previously the Community Affairs representative for New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera and a Policy Fellow for the National Institute for Latino Policy (NILP) since 2009. She also served as the Assistant to the Governor for Community Affairs for Governor David Paterson of New York.

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Immigrant women who are victims of abuse will have more reason to hide if Congress approves a new version of the Violence Against Women Act. The law, which provides legal and financial assistance to abuse victims, is up for renewal. Changes in the House version, passed May 16, threaten current protections for gays and lesbians and immigrants. We speak to Cecilia Gastón, executive director of the Violence Intervention Program, Inc., for an overview on how these changes could impact immigrant women and their families.

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Cecilia Gastón is the Executive Director of the Violence Intervention Program, Inc. Ms. Gastón has been awarded one of El Diario/La Prensa’s Outstanding Women of the Year. She has worked as Assistant Executive Director for Administration and Operations at Inwood House, one of New York City’s leading teen pregnancy prevention programs. Previously, she worked as program director of multiple supportive housing programs serving persons living with HIV/AIDS for Health Industry Resources Enterprises, Inc.

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Legal scholar Raquel Aldana discusses the case of Jose Godinez Samperio, a Florida law school graduate. He wants to take the bar exam, but there’s a catch: he’s undocumented.

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Professor Raquel Aldana is a prolific scholar who is an internationally recognized expert on matters of immigration law and human rights in the Americas. She is the founder and director of the Pacific McGeorge Inter-American Program, an innovative project committed to educating bilingual and bicultural lawyers who wish to pursue a domestic or transnational career with a focus on Latino or U.S.-Latin American relations.

 

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Nothing gave voice to the frustrations that led to the LA riots like hip hop.  The documentary “Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots” depicts the rage expressed through rhyme, music and the voices of those who experienced the riots 20 years ago. We interview Mark Ford, the film’s director and executive producer.


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Mark Ford has been a television producer and director for almost twenty years, with VH1’s legendary Behind the Music and the 2008 documentary N.W.A.: The World’s Most Dangerous Group among the highlights.

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Boarded up windows don’t just look bad, they also hurt the entire neighborhood and the pockets of homeowners. This is at the heart of a fair housing complaint against Wells Fargo for failing to maintain its foreclosed homes in black, Latino, and low-income neighborhoods. María Hinojosa speaks to Sarah Ludwig, founder and executive director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project.

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Sarah Ludwig is the founder and executive director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project. She has worked with several grass root organizations to advocate for community equity and financial justice. She has been an adjunct professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Urban Planning since 2003.

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As presidential elections approach, new voter ID laws being enacted in several states could make it harder for younger, minority and low-income voters to cast their ballots. This week, Maria Hinojosa speaks to Steven Carbó, Senior Program Director in the Democracy Program at Demos, about how these new laws could affect Latino voters.

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Steven Carbó is the Senior Program Director in the Democracy Program at Demos. The program he directs helps support policy makers and activists with applied research, policy analysis and organizing assistance. He has worked at community, state and federal levels in advancing civil rights, social justice, and community economic development.

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When Kansas State basketball player Angel Rodriguez lined up for a free throw against University of Southern Mississippi last month, members of the crowd repeatedly chanted the words “Where’s your green-card?” Rodriguez is a U.S. Citizen born in Puerto Rico. Maria Hinojosa talks to Dave Zirin, who writes on the politics of sports for The Nation Magazine, about anti-immigrant sentiment in US sports.


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Dave Zirin

writes on the politics of sports for The Nation Magazine, and he is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive. His most recent book, in collaboration with Dr. John Carlos, is The John Carlos Story. He is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio.

 

 

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