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Nidhi Prakash • 23 days ago

This Presidential Candidate Has The First Plan To Fix Disparities Faced By Native American Communities

Julián Castro's plan includes setting up a White House Council on Indigenous Communities and establishing advisory committees within every federal agency by 2024.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Has Resigned After Weeks Of Massive Protests

Rosselló was under pressure to resign after leaked chats between him and his closest advisers showed him using misogynistic language and making anti-gay jokes.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Puerto Rico Lawmakers Are Moving To Impeach The Governor After Weeks Of Historic Protests

The move comes amid an increasingly tense situation on the island.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Puerto Rico Civil Rights Leaders Want Investigations Into Police Using Tear Gas On Protesters

"Show me where in the constitution it says that at 10 o'clock people lose the right to protest," said ACLU of Puerto Rico director William Ramirez.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Julián Castro Wants White Americans To Reject Donald Trump’s Racist “Siren Song”

Castro, at a turning point in his 2020 race, said he’s ready for what’s coming. “I recognize that I need to do well, and I’m confident that I can do that.”

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

“We’ve Seen His True Face" — Puerto Ricans Demanded Their Governor Resign In Historic Protests

“He knows the people don’t want him,” said one of the thousands of protesters demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Won't Run For Reelection After Days Of Huge Protests

“I've made mistakes, and I apologize,” Rosselló said. People protested for days calling for his ouster, furious over leaked anti-gay and misogynist text messages he sent; allowing thousands to die in Hurricane Maria; and general corruption.

Amber Jamieson • 2 months ago

Julián Castro Is The First Democratic Presidential Candidate To Call For Puerto Rico’s Governor To Resign Over Mass Protests

"I don’t think that Rosselló can be effective anymore," Castro told BuzzFeed News.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Democrats Are Pushing A Bill To Give Domestic Workers Employee Protections

Domestic workers are excluded from federal anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Latinx Activists Are Demanding Democrats Reject Barack Obama’s Deportations, Not Just Trump’s

Immigration activists want a firm commitment from presidential candidates that they will not return to the status quo if they defeat Trump.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Venezuelans In Florida Are Growing Unhappy With Trump. It Could Cost Him In 2020.

Trump’s lack of progress on the crisis in Venezuela has alienated some Venezuelan Americans who could be key to the president’s reelection.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Create A Special Task Force To Investigate Abuses Of Immigrants

The presidential candidate released a broad immigration plan that includes measures for holding authorities accountable for human rights violations.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Beto O’Rourke Defended His Immigration Record As He Visited A Detention Center

The day after the first Democratic debate, where O’Rourke came under attack for his immigration plan, he talked at length in Spanish about wanting to reform US politics toward a more compassionate system.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Julián Castro Stood Out In The First Debate After Struggling To Get Noticed

The candidate dominated immigration issues during the first Democratic presidential debate.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Inside The Massive, Coordinated Push To Make Sure A Census Citizenship Question Does Not “Distort Democracy”

“I’ve never seen the amount of support, investment, the breadth and depth of partnerships that I’m seeing for 2020,” one census outreach organizer said.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Democrats Are Pushing New Legislation To Protect Federal Housing Loans For Young Immigrants With DACA Status

The bill, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, comes in response to BuzzFeed News’ reporting that the Federal Housing Administration was quietly advising lenders to reject home loans for DACA recipients.

Nidhi Prakash • 3 months ago

LGBT Protesters Call Trump’s Orlando 2020 Launch A “Slap In The Face” After The Pulse Shooting Anniversary

“We just had our anniversary, we just had a memorial mourning the fact that we lost all those lives,” said an anti-Trump protester near where the president officially launched his reelection.

Nidhi Prakash • 3 months ago

People In Flint Are Still In Crisis. They Want Presidential Candidates To See Them As More Than A Rallying Cry.

Residents of the Michigan city are tired of politicians showing up for campaign stops and then disappearing. They want to be taken seriously going into 2020.

Nidhi Prakash • 3 months ago

The Trump Administration Admits It's Denying Housing Loans To DACA Recipients

Secretary Ben Carson denied in congressional testimony earlier this year that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was denying federally backed loans to certain immigrants.

Nidhi Prakash • 3 months ago