Over the last few days, there have been immigration raids on 100 Seven Elevens, President Trump met with members of the House and Senate to discuss immigration reform efforts and announced that the temporary protection status for 200,000 people from El Salvador would end in 2019. To discuss the immigration changes, we SPOTLIGHT Lourdes Guadalupe Martinez. Lourdes is the Political Director of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, or MUA, a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women in the San Francisco Bay Area. MUA’s focus issue areas are Immigrant Rights; Domestic Worker Rights; and Violence Against Women. Before joining MUA, Lourdes was an immigration attorney, working as an immigration legal educator with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) in San Francisco. Media includes: Univision, Telemundo, NBC Bay Area, KQED News.
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and to develop new nuclear warheads according to the latest draft of the Nuclear Posture Review. To discuss, we FEATURE Alexandra Bell. Alexandra is the Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, where she focuses on nuclear weapons policy, emerging threats, and broader U.S. and international security issues. Bell was the Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State. Media includes: Politco, The National, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, NPR's Marketplace, CBS News, The Cipher Brief, Raleigh News and Observer.
Federal courts have ordered North Carolina to redraw congressional maps after it was revealed that districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. To discuss, we FEATURE Liz Kennedy. Liz is the Director of Democracy and Government Reform at American Progress. Previously, she served as counsel and campaign strategist at Demos, working on voting rights, money in politics, and corporate accountability. She worked to expand political participation by eliminating barriers to voting and empowering voters; to increase transparency and accountability for money in politics to fight corruption of democratic government; and to fulfill America’s promise of political equality. Media includes: MSNBC, Al Jazeera, The American Prospect, Salon, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Boston Herald.
A recent study showed that American babies are 75 percent more likely to die in their first year compared to other rich countries. The study had connected this with the high rates of poverty in the U.S. To discuss, we FEATURE Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald. Oleta is Director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office (CDF-SRO), and also serves as the Regional Administrator for the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic & Social Justice (SRBWI). SRBWI operates in 77 counties across the Black Belts of Alabama, Southwest Georgia and Delta Mississippi. CDF-SRO also serves as the lead for the W.K. Kellogg funded Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) Initiative. Media includes: Jackson Advocate, The Clarion Ledger, Nightline.
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Senator Diane Feinstein recently leaked a dossier outlining Russian efforts to aid the Trump campaign. To discuss, we FEATURE Dana L. Gold. Dana is an attorney and currently serves as the Director of Education with the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. In addition to having represented and/or worked with dozens of whistleblowers over the past 25 years, Dana is also a former Network Fellow with Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the co-founder and former Director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law. Media includes: WNYC's On the Media, KUOW, NowThis Politics.