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Democ. Rev. Epi. 13: Tucker gives an update on Prop 19, Prop 22 and the Gov. Newsom recall effort

By ONME Newswire


In this episode of Democracy Revealed, host Michael Wyatt Tucker begins with National news regarding the progress of President Biden’s Covid-19 Relief in Congress. What’s likely to make it into the bill? And how long should we expect the process to take?

In California news, there is an update on the campaign to recall Governor Newsom. It’s gaining steam, with several million dollars raised and over a million signatures collected.

More California news as Tucker discusses the soon-to-be-effect Proposition 19: The concerns that it will negatively impact the problem of Black Wealth Inequality? Tucker gives his thoughts.

There is also news regarding Proposition 22, as a lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to invalidate it.

From an Ethnic Media Services media briefing, Tucker reviews part 2 of President Biden’s plans for immigration reform featuring three more informative clips to share about various aspects of Biden’s proposed immigration policy, including an overview of President Biden’s actions so far and the issue of the Public Charge Rule.

Here is more background on the next set of three experts:

Frank Sharry serves as the executive director of America’s Voice. He founded the organization in 2008. Before founding America’s Voice, he served for 17 years as executive director of the National Immigration Forum. From 1986 until 1990, he worked in the Boston area, where he served as the executive director of Centro Presente, and co-founded the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition. He is the father of two adult daughters and married to the artist Eve Stockton. He graduated from Princeton University in 1978, and speaks Spanish fluently.

Marielena Hincapié is executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and of the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund. Hincapié began her tenure at NILC in 2000 as a staff attorney leading the organization’s labor and employment rights program. She then served as NILC’s director of programs from 2004 to 2008, after which she became executive director. Before joining NILC, Hincapié worked for the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco’s Employment Law Center, where she founded the Center’s Immigrant Workers’ Rights Project.

Ravi Ragbir is a long-time permanent resident, community activist, father, and husband. Through his own struggle to remain in the U.S., Ravi became

active in supporting other immigrants who were facing similar challenges. Today, Ravi is a nationally recognized leader in the immigrant rights movement. Ravi was subject to mandatory, indefinite detention for years.

Upon his release from indefinite immigration detention, Ravi continued to challenge the immigration judge’s order. ICE granted Ravi a one-year stay of removal, and has since given him the chance to renew his stay.



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