This week, I spoke with Representative Nydia Velázquez (pictured above) about recovery and self-determination for Puerto Rico, and how she paved the way for other Latinas in Congress. Cecilia Muñoz, longtime policy expert and former Obama administration official, explained how Democrats and Republicans just aren’t having the same conversation when it comes to immigration reform. Our Body Politic producer Priscilla Alabi looked into ways of forming a ‘susu’, and the scams that are taking advantage of this age-old savings practice. Political contributor Errin Haines and Jess Morales Rocketto joined me in a conversation about women of color creating their own career paths on this week’s roundtable, Sippin’ the Political Tea.
Engaging the Latino Electorate, the Challenges of Immigration Reform, and Women of Color Building Their Own Institutions
Jul 10, 2021 | Our Body Politic