A letter to Mi Gente

In a letter to Mi Gente, my people, a young Coachella Valley resident writes about the widespread grief in the community over Donald Trump becoming president. But, the writer says, grief is clearing the way for determination. “Mi gente, how I care and love you. We have passion in our soul, from the food we […]

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First-time voters say they’ll be back, despite toxic election and ballot confusion

The California ballot was long. The election of Donald Trump to the presidency was to many a surprise and to some an upset. Despite the uncertainty that comes with politics, many first-time voters came away with greater resolve to vote again. “This election definitely got me more interested in the process.” Read the story at […]

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Democracy, up close and in person

Too young to vote, Yesenia Aguilar spent 12 hours volunteering on election day at a Kern County polling station. She watched people make important decisions on how to cast votes on local measures, state propositions and candidates for all levels of public office. Many people arrived with basic questions about the issues, and as Aguilar […]

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Is that my president?

The anti-immigrant speech of president-elect Donald Trump was not lost on young people in America with immigrant families. Youth writer Nora Ramirez opens up about how she will find it difficult to call Trump her president because of the way he has disparaged Latinos. “He pointed me out, he despised me, he hurt me, he […]

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