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"mindy romero" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Okay without that alex okay. So with the fact in my in lewis. Let me just turn back to you here. So when you're doing voter outreach. Around the recall if people already have the ballots in hand what are they telling you about why. They haven't submitted them or why they made sit this out what's happening essentially. Yeah yeah. I mean i mean just to build off the point that dr maryland mentioned earlier. We know that. For latino voters and young voters you like. I mentioned before almost sixty percent of them are under the age of thirty A poll that we conducted last year fifty three percent of them. Which is you know on the twenty twenty presidential because it's very similar. Electoral system is in play right now. Want either drop off their ballot if they've actually filled it out or they want to vote in person on election day right so we know that they're going to vote later and the other thing that's important to do is that you can't compare this election to last year's presidential i think the closest comparison. These are midterm election or last year's primary so last year. You know turnout was twenty two point nine percent in the primary You know and so right now. Twenty three percent of latinos have actually turned in their ballots so in many ways there and actually above that number right so i think it has a lot to do with the changes in some of the voting systems. You know. We played a critical role as long as other leaders. Like dr romero in kind of changing the rules in the state so that it's easier to vote in person. Everyone gets to vote by mail ballots and what was a pandemic policy. Shift has now become california's way of doing election so we really feel from what we're hearing from. Voters is as they get the information. They understand the rules of the game and they understand. It is a one shot deal. They're more willing to move and send her ballot right. Like i mentioned most deals were not paying attention. Probably because their current reality of what they were facing this moment how hard it's been but the other things they just didn't understand the rules of selection. And i think yeah. Yeah as you mentioned thought that there was. There might be a runoff that they could it. Okay okay so we've just got about a minute and a half left and mindy. I'm going to just allow you to help us wrap up here because i still. I can't help to underscore how important these voters are in the state of california. Because as i've seen there are more latino voters in california than the entire population of the state of arizona. So that's a lot of folks that that have. That could potentially be very influential. So what what impact do you think what lessons are there for. What's coming up next year for those midterms in two thousand twenty two. What could this recall election. What information could have give us well generally more generally. Let's let's be clear that this recall election is going to have an impact regardless of the outcome in our state and nationally for twenty twenty two and probably beyond that so there's been a narrative that's been set by proponents of the recall and republicans that nationally that democrats have courses and in their talking points are mismanaging their bad policies bad for voters and being able to use california as the ultimate example looking at deep blue state. They they kicked out or they're about to kick out or they almost kicked out after the election. If recall efforts fail that the almost kicked out there democratic governor deep blue steam that has ramifications right in terms of fuelling other recalls in of fuelling efforts that twenty twenty midterms including the very competitive races. That we have here. We have a handful of races but in terms of the latino. Well i've just. I'm so sorry i'm so sorry we just have ten seconds left so i'm going to have to just wrap it up there but I'm hearing you say that either way that it's going to have an impact nationwide so mindy romero and luis sanchez. Thank you so much for joining us. I'm magna chalker bardy. This is on point..
"mindy romero" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And discuss a little bit more about the impact. The ongoing impact of that so louis sanchez. and mindy romero standby. We'll be back. This is on point. This is on point Just wanna give you a heads up about tomorrow's show because we're going to be talking with native american investigative journalist rebecca nagel about a story. She started digging into regarding child custody battle between a native american child's family and a white couple in texas and as she investigated that she discovered really the dark underbelly of The nation's adoption industry when it comes to native american children so we also want to hear from you if this is a story. That's touched you. Are you a a native american and were adopted How did that go. What impact that have on you or have you adopted a native american child. Did you do did that. Adoption happen through a private foster attorneys. So we wanna hear stories of native children and adoption call us at six one seven three five three zero six eight three six one seven three five three zero six eight three. That is for tomorrow's show today. We're taking a close look at california's latino voters and the influence they could have on the gubernatorial recall election. That's coming to ahead tomorrow. Deciding the fate of california's democratic governor gavin newsom. I'm joined today by mindy romero. She's founder and director of the center for inclusive democracy at the university of southern california. She's with us. From sacramento and luis. Sanchez joins us. He's executive director of power california an organizing group working to mobilize young voters of color In the golden state. And he's with us from los angeles and we've we've said a couple of times this hour that of course There's no such thing as a quote unquote typical latino voter. We've co i talk about them as a block. But it's a very diverse group of voters and in fact former california state. Senator gloria romero is a california voter who is supporting the recall of gavin newsom. I was just tired of the false narrative that was put forward that this is a right wing conspiracy. There were one point seven million californians. That signed that recall petition. I was one of them. So i wanted to assert that this is widespread. Democrats independents green republican across the board. And the second major reason really that i Decided to endorse. Especially larry elder was that i was tired of the rules for the but not for me attitude of the prince of the french laundry who shut down our public schools but then he sent his kids to school. That's former california state. Senator gloria romero luis sanchez Can i just ask you what you What the impact of newsome's decisions for californians. And then his private personal behavior as gloria romero pointed out there where she called him. The prince of the french laundry referring to a newsome's decision to appear to go to a party at the famed california restaurant not wear a mask as he had shut the state down essentially how how has that reverberated amongst the voters. You're reaching out to. Yeah i mean. I think dr mentioned this earlier you know he. He's not a you know. He has his own contradictions right. But i think for most latino voters you know. They're not trying to make this about if they like gavin or not. It's really about what's at stake in this election right and there's really two different california's for me one is are we going to support undocumented americans for example as much as i wanted them to do more for undocumented. Let's he's actually. you know. Part of the reason. The recall started gaining momentum. It was not only the mask mandy. It was also the money that was given to support in the stimulus efforts because undocumented americans in california did not a benefit for stimulus here in california even though they make up the grand majority of the farm workers the essential workers that are kind of saving our lives in this moment and so. I really believe that. There's two california's that are steak. And you know. I think for latino voters you know you know. They're disappointed by many politicians. Right and kevin you some. Sometimes it's only a part of it that live in these contradictions but they also understand that you know what's at stake in this moment is they're not gonna take twenty years backwards in a state that wants was sent a phobic trying to drive them out of their state with the passage of prop seven. They don't want to go back to just a year ago. played a critical role in dumping president trump out of office. So so i think part of that is you could make this personality conversation. About who gavin you. Some is and how he lives his life or could really talk about. The alternative is terrible. It's elder and we already know history. You know around women around Latino immigrants right and that's not going to change and you know as much as we're not always happy with gavin newsom. The alternative is non-negotiable. Well this but let me just push you on this. A little bit lewis. yeah because I mean in in the in the reading that we've been doing to prepare for this hour i have i have seen Quotes from for example. Latino small business owners right who who did look at a how hard they were getting hit by kovin them. Their family members their children's communities be they were then they saw newsom take the steps to shut the state down. Which that in and of itself was laudable. Not not a problem. But but then how he goes. You know to mindy romero's point and say talking about the french laundry that sort of lack of connection there. That difference in behavior did does matter to them. Because i think it has something to do with again. How much is california's. Current democratic governor show showing not just through actions but through how. He's reaching out to people that he's actually caring about them on their sides. You recognize their their challenges. I mean we have a lot of politicians have faults in the and there's a long history in california of many disappointing politicians from los angeles mayor. All the way up to the governor's office that have done many mistakes in their lives right and i'm not here to protect his decisions..
"mindy romero" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I mean we're we're actually running as part of a larger coalition called million voters project. We've been around and the reason we actually exist is because we understand. We're not depend on parties to really mobilize voters color. Latino voters and the immigrant voters. We've built an infrastructure because talking and mobilizing latino voters takes not just two weeks before election but it requires ongoing conversation so our coalition historically has worked to mobilize these voters. Turn them out register them and what we're seeing that. This election matters more than ever before but sadly we also understand. You know given what dr romero's spoke to is that this is an off cycle off your election. And you know dino's in particular as was mentioned before i really have are facing the brunt of the pandemic of the economic job loss They're facing even when we're making calls right now. We're we're actually running. A humongous program has power suffering action. The central valley knocking on doors. Making phone calls in places like fresno in your stead. And you know every night. There's at least two to three people when we make calls. They're actually at the hospital because of kobe right. We're seeing the biggest impact rain. Jackie happening in the central valley. Right there and so so. I think for us we. We've actually pushed the new some campaign because we are against recall to make sure that the invested in these communities. You can't just expect the polls in. I think initially than need some campaign thoughts they were going to win the initial. Polls the the you know look good right. But then fire season took up the reopening of schools. And and i think you know the numbers show that latinos were essentially fifty fifty on the recall and finally the campaign said okay. We need to invest resources right and we were already running large program and they had a double down on this. You know i just. I just can't help it does it does it. Does it not strike you. As i don't know what the right word is louise Taking voters for granted that this only when the polls start tightening again in In the over the summer that the campaign thinks. Oh maybe we ought to pay attention to young voters coloring latino voters in in particular. I mean it's it's the most st- it's the most cynical approach to a campaign and yet it feels like that's what you're describing still. I agree right. I mean it's the historic narrative of voters of color right. It's a historic narrative in with black voters and democratic party. You know latino voters in the south west right is that they come late. The researchers come late but that's why we created institutions and organizations like the million voters project and power california action. Because we're not gonna depend on the party apparatus right and then more importantly doctrinaires kind of spoke to this. Not only is. This election happened at the last minute. That date was set. The rules are very different. One of the things we're hearing on the phones From latino in young voters is they're telling us well. If i don't make it this time vote in the runoff right and we have to let them know. There's a one shot deal and so one of the things that's important as part of this conversation just to continue add. Dr romero's pieces at one is not only are latino voters you know about silverlake little over six million of the registered voters in california but over almost sixty percent of them three point. Five million are under the age of thirty right so by and large. They're young populist right. And then and then people under thirty. Who are latino. Voters close to sixty percent of them are actually registered declined state. Which means they don't have a party preference dozen. They actually vote much. More progressively and their values are probably much more aligned with the democratic party right as evidenced by their sixty six percent support for usa when he first ran in two thousand eighteen and with the now the poll showing a sixty six percent a support of being against the recall. But it. But i think part of it is that the work that needs to happen can't happen late you know. A young voters and latino odors need multiple touches to be engaged in election. Well let me just jump in here because the in the new york times nathan click. Who's a spokesman for gavin newsome's campaign in hold the new york times that the governor strategy and reaching out to latino voters had quote been essentially unchanged right all along they say the campaign has viewed young latinos in particular as essential but difficult to reach. We've got about thirty seconds before the next break louis. But what's your response to that. Yeah they're difficult to reach doesn't mean you actually don't build a strategy right and that's what we're doing right. We're going to the deep enclaves and some of the most conservative regions of the state inland california central valley. Because we understand that these young left voters when you actually have a real conversation with them. What's at stake in this election. They were actually turn out because their families have a collective history of what this has done against latinos twenty five years ago and they've also face the reality of the last four years of trunk. Well you're talking about prop one eighty seven there and we'll come back from the break in and discuss a little bit more about the impact. The ongoing impact of that so louis sanchez. and mindy romero standby. We'll be back. This is on point..
"mindy romero" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It's not a done deal yet. We've got a lot of days of voting, and we have all the way up until election day for for the Latino. About pretty soon we're gonna be turning our attention to the midterm elections in 2022. I wonder from your point of view. Do you think that there might be some lessons for the Democrats that might come out of California either positive or negative? I mean, when you talk about Latinos, for example, I remember in 2020. There was some prizes and surprises and four Order because we've received Democrats sort of taking it for granted. Should the Democrats nationally be looking at things in California to indicate something about 2022? Yes, Um and they are and that's why you see people like Warren and Harris and Biden and and former President Barack Obama paying attention and and and campaigning for this governor. The recall has consequences. It's not just about September. 14th is not about who wins or or who doesn't win when it comes to the recall election. There are already consequences for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party here in our state, California and nationally, So if Newsom doesn't run away with this right, there's a big question. It looks like he's going to win. But how, by by, you know, by what margin and if it is at all close that it will be not meeting expectations, and I think in many cancer is going to be looked at as a failure and certainly spun as a failure by Republicans here in our state and nationally. That has implications that fuels kind of the the narrative nationally, in terms of, you know, the push against Democrats and their policies and saying Democrats, you have bad management and don't serve the needs of voters. So much so that you know a deeply state like California almost kicked out as Democratic governor that narrative can fuel other recall. Efforts can feel fundraising recruitment across the country for Republicans, but also very much going into the 2022 midterms. And, of course, don't forget here. California We've got a number of competitive seats in any given midterm election that affect the balance of power Professor. It's always great to talk to you about California politics. That's Mindy Romero, She's USC research assistant professor. Coming up the effect of rising prices on American farmers with Cobank CEO Tom Halverson. This is balance of power on Bloomberg Television and radio. Ooh! Asia is in a state of change. If you are thinking about snacking on anything other than tasty cake this summer, you are simply Miss Kagan. A melted milk shake Miss cake, crumbly, sticky smores. Bigger Miss cake or worst of all, you resort to baking. If it's not tasty cake, it's a mistake because nothing satisfies like a perfectly sweet butterscotch. Crimp it or rich and creamy chocolate peanut butter candy cake, Tasty kik. Accept no substitutes, Markets.
"mindy romero" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Diving into the California gubernatorial recall election coming to Democratic governor Gavin Newsom Zaid with visits Wednesday for the president and vice president. University of Southern California political sociologist Mindy Romero says California voters are answering to questions regarding the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. 50% plus one of those that are voting after we call him once he's recalled. The second question kicks in. You know if the governor is recalled, who do you want to select? And that's just a plurality of the vote person that has the individual that has the most votes period. Republican Larry Elder is leading the GOP candidates in the polls. He says California's are not interested. Hearing for the White House and their failed policies. Former Senate minority leader Harry Reid is the latest prominent Democrat to call for an end to the filibuster. Reed used a column in the Las Vegas Sun to blast the filibuster, saying it's time to in his words get the Senate working again. Ending the filibuster would allow Democrats to sidestep all Republican opposition passing bills with a simple majority vote. The filibuster is a time honored tradition in the Senate. It was used unceasingly by Democrats while they were in the minority to delay nearly all legislation and nominations made by former president Trump calls to Did it come as Democrats face likely prospect of losing their house and Senate majorities in next year's midterm election. Bob Wagner, reporting in response to jump in prices that by the administration is taking aim at the nation's large meat company. The White House says consumers and farmers are getting squeezed by the handful of companies that dominate the beef, pork and poultry industry. Biden economic adviser Brian Deese says it's a case of pandemic profiteering. The real concern we have is that Consumers are facing higher prices and the growers are not getting paid higher. While the administration blames meatpackers for the rising prices, Republicans fault the president's economic policies. Greg Clugston Washington. This is town hall dot com. In the last 12 months, the Federal Reserve is added over $4 trillion to their balance sheet. It's led to an explosion in financial assets. Stocks, BONDS commodities cryptocurrencies housing prices have all exploded higher, but the Federal Reserve can't keep this going forever..
"mindy romero" Discussed on WTRH
"University of Southern California political sociologist Mindy Romero says California voters are answering to questions regarding the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. 50% plus one of those that are voting after we call him once he's recalled the second question kicks in. And that's just a plurality of the vote person that has the individual that has the most votes period. Republican Larry Elder is leading the GOP candidates in the polls. He says California's are not interested. Hearing for the White House and their failed policies. Former Senate minority leader Harry Reid is the latest Provident Democrat to call for an end to the filibuster reused a column in the Las Vegas Sun to blast the filibuster, saying it's time to in his words get the Senate working again. Ending the filibuster would allow Democrats to sidestep all Republican opposition passing bills with a simple majority vote. The filibuster is a time modern tradition in the Senate. It was used unceasingly by Democrats while they were in the minority to delay nearly all legislation and nominations made by former President Trump. Calls to end it come as Democrats face likely prospect of losing their House and Senate majorities in next year's midterm election by your reporting in response to Jonathan Pryce is that by the administration is taking aim at the nation's large companies, The White House says. Consumers and farmers are getting squeezed by the handful of companies that dominate the beef, pork and poultry industry. Biden economic adviser Brian Deese says it's a case of pandemic profiteering. The real concern we have is that Consumers are facing higher prices and the growers are not getting paid higher. While the administration blames meatpackers for the rising prices, Republicans fault the president's economic policies. Read. Clugston Washington. This is town hall dot com. In the last 12 months, the Federal Reserve is added over $4 trillion through their balance sheet. It's led to an explosion in financial assets..
"mindy romero" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Real concern we have is that consumers are facing higher prices and the growers are not getting paid higher. While the administration blames meatpackers for the rising prices, Republicans fault the president's economic policies. Greg Clugston Washington The White House is having both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris alongside California Governor Gavin Newsom as he fights his recall coming up against them. University of Southern California political sociologist Mindy Romero says the recall election against Governor Newsom will impact the 2022 midterm elections throughout the country. What happens in California is going to be part of that larger narrative and, of course, if You know if it's close or if he is, indeed recalled, and it will fuel and encourage potentially other recall efforts. Talk show host Larry Elder's leading a group of Republicans wanting to take over the California governor's mansion in the recall election. Elder criticized Newsome for bringing in Harris, saying the race isn't about national politics. Nearly three weeks after armed far right and far left, protesters violently clashed in the streets of Portland, Oregon, The city's mayor says the lack of police intervention was quote, not the right strategy. Unquote Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and police chief Chuck Leavell has been criticized by residents, activists and state officials for the police bureaus, hands off approach when proud boys and anti Foz brawled in the streets on Wall Street. The Dow down by 68 points more on these stories at town hall dot com. Philadelphia's AM.
"mindy romero" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"I'm Keith Peters, a death row inmate is seeking his pastor's touch during his execution. A Texas death row inmate set to be executed for killing a convenience store worker more than 17 years ago, is asking that his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him as he dies by lethal injection. The request by John Henry Ramirez is the latest clash between death row inmates and prison officials over the presence of spiritual advisor. Ramirez is set to be executed Wednesday. His lawyer says Texas is violating Ramirez his first Amendment rights to practice his religion. The state now allows spiritual advisers in the death chamber, but there can't be contact between a prisoner and the advisor. I'm Walter Ratliff, the U. S. Supreme Court will return to in person arguments beginning in October since the spring of last year, justices heard arguments by phone rather than in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the high court has announced a return to the marble courtroom beginning next month. Oral arguments scheduled for October, November and December will be in person. But the courtroom sessions will not be open to the public because of health and safety concerns. However, the public will still be able to hear the sessions live. Greg Clugston Washington Some voting is already taking place in the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Heavy Democratic guns like President Biden are heading to the Golden State to keep Newsom in office. University of Southern California political sociologist Mindy Romero says California voters are answering to questions regarding the recall of Newsome 50%. Plus one of those that are voting after we call him once he's recalled. The second question kicks in, you know if the governor Is recalled. Who do you want to select? And that's just a plurality of the vote person that has the individual that has the most votes period on Wall Street. The Dow non by 68 points, the NASDAQ dropped 87 the S and P 500 lower by five. More on these stories at town hall dot com. Tell me why relief factories so successful in lowering or eliminating pain? I'm often asked that question..
"mindy romero" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Death chamber. Ramirez is set to be executed Wednesday. His lawyer says Texas is violating Ramirez his first Amendment rights to practice his religion. The state now allow spiritual advisers in the death chamber. But there can't be contact between the prisoner and the advisor. I'm Walter Ratliff, the U. S. Supreme Court will return to in person arguments beginning in October. Since the spring of last year, Justices heard arguments by phone rather than in person because of the Corona. But the high court has announced a return to the marble courtroom beginning next month. Oral arguments scheduled for October, November and December will be in person. But the courtroom sessions will not be open to the public because of health and safety concerns. However, the public will still be able to hear the sessions live. Greg Clarkston, Washington Some voting is already taking place in the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Heavy Democratic guns like President Biden are heading to the Golden State to keep Newsom in office. University of Southern California political sociologist Mindy Romero says California voters are answering to questions regarding the recall of Newsome 50%. Plus one of those that are voting after we call him once he's recalled. The second question kicks in. You know if the governor is recalled, who do you want to select? And that's just a plurality of the vote person that has the individual that has the most votes period on Wall Street. The Dow down by 68 points, the NASDAQ dropped 87 the S and P 500 lower by five. More on these stories at town hall dot com. Tell me one relief factories so successful in lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question. Peten, South Talbot, the father and son, founders of Relief Act..
"mindy romero" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Noble Sanchez is with the city's Department of Public Health. We wanted to make sure that we look at everything we're doing regarding vaccinations with an equity lens. We understand that there's communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and so it is very important for us to listen to those voices that to make plans accordingly. Sanchez says, prioritizing these hardest hit communities has paid off about 1/5 of the city's vaccinated population is black or Latin. Next. The family days will take place Fridays and Saturdays at different locations across the city through June, 5th. Just months after Shirley Weber was confirmed as California's secretary of state, she'll have to oversee her first statewide election. It's a recall election of governor Gavin Newsom, who appointed Weber to her post back in December. KQED POLITICS reporter Guy Marzo Roddy has more on Webber's role in the recall. After a 2020 election with historic turnout. Webber's determined to get Californians back to the polls for a recall election this fall. Want to have a great turnout so that it truly is a mandate from the people one way or the other and not have it because of an Aussie year, an off election as something that people just kind of tossed aside, Webber's first challenge will be to convey basic information about the recall to voters. Says Mindy Romero, director of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at USC. This is the election. This is the date of the election. What does that? Yes mean what doesn't know mean do I fill out the second question about milk? Other candidates? Turnout was strong in California's 2003 recall election, and unlike then voters will get mailed to ballot by the fault this year. But Romero says historically underrepresented voters could miss the off your vote, especially given the unique recall ballot. If people feel unsure about what they're voting, the news That could also potentially deter from some people from participating as secretary of state. Webber also sets the threshold for candidates to get on the ballot to potentially replace Newsome. And she could set Ah, hi Signature requirement to avoid the 135 candidate frenzy of 2000 and three But Weber says she doesn't want to be seen is tipping the scales to limit candidates from running. Well, we avoid the 135 or whatever it was last time. Would love to say we would and could, But, you know, I guess folks already lining up. That doesn't necessarily mean Weber will stay silent about the recall question itself. California's previous secretary of state, Alex Padilla, often voiced his opinion on candidates and ballot measures so well whether use her platform is elections chief to endorse or oppose the recall. You know, I haven't really decided yet. I think people have asked me what I think about it, and I think as a citizen and an elected official or not, I have a right to have an opinion about. It doesn't affect what I have to do. P. Peterson, the dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy, and the former Republican candidate for secretary of state, says it's best that the state's top election official stays neutral. I really do hope That Secretary Weber is able to pull back from that trendline again to understand that her primary role is in the administration of elections in such a way. That voters trust the process. Still, Weber says she has concerns over whether recalls are a good use of the state's election resource is and she hopes to reconsider the process with the Legislature. Whatever the result..
"mindy romero" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"The rain risks begin overnight tonight, and showers are likely tomorrow. Perhaps the bigger problem locally heavy rainfall that's coming up mornings on Main Street with Bill Main Good morning to everyone on this Wednesday, a group handing out food the homeless people in Gainesville Sunday afternoon found the body of a man behind a shopping center on Brown's Bridge road. Against Hill Police Corporal Jessica van says the man is believed to be part of the homeless community. He is Hispanic 46 years old play at this time, but autopsy was scheduled, so we would be a pro find more information about that band says they do know the man's name. But until they can notify his relatives, they are not publicly releasing his identity. Ah Logan Ville teen in jail in the Cayman Islands for breaking the island Strict Cove it restrictions has now received a lighter jail sentence and an appeal Tuesday, A judge ruled that instead of the original four months she was supposed to serve behind bars. That sentence has now been reduced to two months. Skylar Mac went to visit her boyfriend who lives in the Cayman Islands, but she violated the country's quarantine rules while she was there. Mac is a pre is a Mercer premed student who has actually appealed to the White House for help. More than 40 women have filed testimony in a Georgia lawsuit against U S immigration and Customs, alleging they were medically abused while they were in detention. We get more from GN ends Rob Stadler class action suit filed in Atlanta claims gynecologist Dr Mahendra I mean at Irwin County Detention Center perform surgical procedures on the migrant workers without explanation, including hysterectomies. They say he failed to give them pain meds or change their bandages, spoke to them in English and gave them documents to sign in English, despite them, not understanding a word. The women also say ice retaliated against them for speed. Came out about their experiences to investigators. One woman who didn't want to be named said. We don't know what they're doing to our bodies. The group is asking that President elect Joe Biden close the detention center. Wdun news time is almost 605. While healthcare workers have been receiving the Fizer vaccine this week, a new vaccine has also been released as we've been reporting This one made by Moderna will allow more people to be vaccinated in a shorter amount of time. The goal is that by the end of January, everybody who was on the front lines of fighting the illness will have had their shot of either of the vaccines By then, hopefully it will be given to other citizens as well. In the meantime, though, Governor Brian Kim says everybody needs to continue to follow safety guidelines as cases spike in our states. With that other holidays that didn't have been not so bad. We need Christmas to be not so bad. The governor says those in long term care facility should start getting their shots by next week again. The Moderna vaccine expected to start arriving in Georgia today. A new voting tool to be utilized in next month's Senate. Runoff. Sit plots early bell. It returns at the precinct level on an interactive map. Election workers use that information to help understand how and when voters are casting their ballots. Don't show a ballot totals for races. It's not about who wins. It's about understanding the turnout patterns of that information can be helpful. That's Mindy Romero, the director of the nonpartisan Center for Inclusive Democracy. And you know, nearly one quarter of Georgia's total registered voters have already cast their ballots in that Senate runoff race. According to the U. S elections Project, 1.7 million Georgians have voted either in person or sin and their ballots. As of yesterday of the mail in ballots just over 621,000 have already been sent. That translates to return rate right now. Of about 47% and Hall County. By the way, we've tallied yesterday's votes or votes through yesterday. 18,756 people have already cast ballots. Remember there's no early voting tomorrow or Friday. So if you want to early vote this week, you need to do it today. There's more news and access WD you win, and one of our listeners sent us pictures of going to early vote in the line was pretty impressive that Southall precinct and Spout Springs Library has been very long. That's been the busiest precinct of any of the four early voting locations in the county. The top is him. It really is. And you can vote at any of the four. I'm not like when you normally vote on election day. We have to go to your particular precinct for your district. Right? And east Hall seems to be the community center. There seems to be perhaps the least crowded, but of course that means if you live in Southall, you gotta drive over there. Well, now that you said that you was gonna be the most crowded there were going to curse you, B. J That You know a zoo? Laurie words, his said. She's the director of elections for Hall County, says she's glad to see people engaging and ensure the election. She's glad to see the turn out even though this is much longer election season, But in any of them expected and much more contentious than anyone that I can remember. Yeah, I'm going on Election day. I like to vote on election. All right, here's my fear on Election Day. Yes. It's January. 5th Snow ice Do I dear? Even I shouldn't have even said that. Anyhow. Thank you for that rosy outlook. Not want one. All the more reason to be earlier downer. I know that I always say I'm gonna vote early. I said I was going to do it last time. And then I didn't And then the poles weren't that busy because so many people had cast absence. That was, But I've always I can't remember the last time I really had to stand in line to vote. I think it was back during Oh, the 26. Well, the 2016 election was super busy the day of but I've had the polls understanding line Really? Well, when I got there a lot of people do you know? Yeah, but I remember the breeze right through and this year especially but, you know, so Hey, all you guys vote early, if you want. I'm going the day of taking back through Kara. I know some people will dispute this. But it has never been easier to vote in my hand. You never had more opportunities to and time to vote ever. Yeah, I had that discussion with a young person and I get it. I'm a procrastinator. But they were like this is you know it's not fair. We don't get a vote. I might as well get. Yeah, you do, or it's just you know, it's too hard. I'm like now, you know, it's not your mailing in your ab sitting your you've got all these days to go three weeks. What a day that time. I think it was too. I'm like, you know, money, get a DVR shows, check him out on Netflix, Get off the couch and anyhow, say people that complain about everything else, though, and they don't participate in the process. I didn't mean to get you worked up there. I'm just saying In my opinion, I think it's easier to vote. No, I absolutely agree with you. You never had more opportunity to vote. Period. You must be just one day for 12 hours. Now. It's like 34 weeks, six weeks. Whatever it is, you know quite that. Well, it's it's a good long time compared to 12 hours, right, all right. Okay. Go either sawdust cook ears. I wish I had one of those. Oh, so I'd really want to try that. I gotta find somebody to sell me one of those. Maybe I find that flower. It's all just gonna try that. I think that's pretty cool. All right, coming up in just a second. I'll find out about your forecast. It's not gonna be cool. 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"Still don't think we have a clear sense of where this race is. That is asthma College. She's hanging in there. She's with the Biden campaign in Delaware, and you're listening to live special coverage of the 2020 election from NPR news. And this is special election coverage on K. C. R W on Larry Pepperell. Joining us again is Mindy Romero. She directs the center for Inclusive Democracy. A USC is Price School of public policy and is tracking ballot returns. Welcome back. Thanks for having me back. All right, so early results have come online in L, a Orange County also elsewhere in California, and we have to say these are preliminary and represent the early votes but a big chunk around 2.3 million ballots. Among the early results are Lake County Supervisor Holly Mitchell. Now 62% Herb Weston's 37%. Ah City Council Mark Ridley Thomas 61% to grace use 38% urban Planner Nikita Rahman Leeds L. A City Councilman David ruin the other City Council district. Now 53% to roost, 46%. That's the race that one of our guest earlier called left and left her and 20 25th Congressional District Democrat Kristy Smith, now leading 52%. Two Republican Mike Garcia's 47% at the moment. What are you seeing in these admittedly early returns? Well and that she should be emphasized again, right really early and because the The way voters voted to hear the method that they chose, you know, by party really deferred. We know that this huge potential early vote is really few democratic. So everything that we're looking at You know, we're expecting feed, You know, Democrats or ballot initiative that would be benefited from progressive, more Democratic voters to be To be doing better right now, and that is basically what we're saying is. We looked at just some of the state ballot initiatives we see a number of them, outperforming, at least with the most recent polls indicated would happen on Election day. On and you know, we see some congressional district as well. And so I think we just need to be patient. Sorry, it's still early. That's the name of the game. Bottom line, especially since the patterns here it is so very different and we're expecting in person votes. To be feud. More Republicans. Sure Right now California counties count the earliest ballots that have been submitted first, which means the's early results are primarily balance that were mailed in or dropped off early. And that is important. Really primarily for what you're saying correct. Exactly So we know the early vote again. Huge as well in California this year. Ah, you know, Democrats were over, performing in a way past their registration numbers. R percent of our position as you say, and Republicans were underperforming in these last few days in person. Voting opened up across the state police open up broadly, We thought Republicans catching up. On DH. These first initial votes that are being counted are largely go. I'm not sure so they're going to few Democrat. Right. So how could I gotta ask you So how could later in person voting returns shift these races, then? I mean, especially when it's Democrat vs Democrat Yeah, definitely. Well, that makes it a bit more complicated, But we still know that you know Republican, you're in the mix. Certainly when if they only have Democrats to choose from Andi. So generally speaking, you know, there's kind of us, probably a couple of waves here tonight. There's early way that's going to skew more progressive and then later on Republicans and it really depends on the district we're talking about. Of course, the county we're talking about, in truth of to start with how many Republicans a present, you know, to start with what percentage Of the registered population They have, um but you know, a larger Republican population. We're going to expect probably even more of an impact later on or potentially more of that shift. You know, red? Sure. A few. Well, um, yeah. You know your value knowing kind of where you're where you're at in Orange County. If you're in L, a county, or if you're in San Francisco, for instance, right? The impact of those early those few more Republican is going to be different. For some of these close local races for Congress for county Supervisor for City Council. How long do you think we'll need to wait before there's a clear winner? You know, it's um You know, by the morning. We're hoping that we'll see. You know, l a county. Particularly. It is a quarter of the state's voters, right and you given election, so it is pretty reliable in terms of making sure that it it's no updating at numbers regularly. Much better. Often. Another county can So you know, it really depends on how close the race and that's the bottom line Toby and House and I should also say how many more ballots we have out there that maybe just got in the mail today? Because California except you know you drop your vote by mail ballot in the mail, and it's postmarked by today. Still have time here, actually, 17 days much larger than normal. Exactly. Yeah, we don't know how many you're going to be coming in after election day, Just because a man like that a lot of those I'm so sorry. Way early we got we got to wrap it up. I do appreciate Dated Mandy Romero directs the Center for.
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"Has ended and a handful of states and the races are tight. President Trump is ahead in Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia and South Carolina. Joe Biden is leading in Vermont and Georgia. The races almost even so far in Florida on those 13 million people in California voted before Election Day. USC Center for Inclusive Democracy director Mindy Romero says the wave of ballots was returned almost immediately, and researchers Expected the returns to taper off and instead over the last several weeks we've seen these numbers continue to just grow. You know, we've blown the doors off of anything that was on 2016 at the same time and anything that we would ever expect for an early vote, she says. The initial batch of votes came from people who tend to be white and wealthier. But valets turned in closer to election day came from younger and more diverse voters. More than three million people in L. A county cast ballots before Election Day. That's a turnout of nearly 56%. The county registrar's office says 2.65 million people returned their ballot by mail or drop box about 537,000 voted in person. Officials were allowed to start counting ballots up to 29 days before Election Day. The rules were adjusted this year because of Koven, 19 and the anticipated surgeon voting by mail. The first results will be released after the polls close and ballots submitted through Saturday. Voter booths have been filling up with people voting in person in Orange County OSI Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelly says people can feel safe that their ballots will be secured and counted. He also says people should still be on the lookout for voter fraud. I'll give an example of a vote by mail ballot and they're going to vote in person, but they still hang on to their vote by mail.
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"In dollars. Steve Gregory King If I knew almost 13 Million people in California voted before Election Day USC Center for Inclusive Democracy director Mindy Romero says a wave of ballots was returned almost immediately, and researchers expected the returns to taper off and head over the last several weeks. We've seen these numbers continue to just grow. You know, we've blown the doors off of anything that we saw in 2016 at the same time and anything that would ever expect for an early vote, she says. The initial batch of votes came from people who tend to be white and wealthier. But ballots turned in closer to Election Day came from younger and more diverse voters. The Department of Homeland Security is on high alert to maintain election security in the U. S. We're sharing information at an unprecedented rate. Allowing us to spot even the smallest events. And share them across the entire community on order to stop threats in their tracks. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says his department has been preparing for election day for months to ensure each ballot is counted. He says this will be one of the most secure elections in U. S history. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says President Trump will win a second term easily under every circumstance. Our campaign believes that tonight will be a landslide, she says. Trump will once again win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. She says Trump will also pick up Nevada, a state he did not win in 2016. The phrase from this house to the White House with the grace of God is written on the wall of Joe Biden's childhood home by then stopped at the house while in Scranton, Pennsylvania, today, where he spent his 1st 10 years and wrote the message. Biden made the same stop in 2008. When the current owner asked him to sign his old room. Biden had written. I am home and you can vote for your tummy today that I voted sticker.
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"NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Jeremy Siegel last year counties from Napa to San Mateo put in place in new election model called the voter's choice. Act its goal to increase voter turnout by making it easier to cast ballots to recent reports look at whether it's heaved that goal from KPCC. Austin cross reports the voter's choice act signed by former governor Jerry Brown in two thousand sixteen brought sweeping changes for voters in central and northern California. All registered voters were given mail in ballots neighborhood vote centers replaced polling places, and they were open for more than just a day. Now, it seems like all those changes made a difference it appear to have modest but measurable positive impacts on turnout fat cows or helped compile the report focusing on turnout. He teaches political science at UC San Diego. So for alternative. It was about three percents point higher in this election in these five counties than we saw in the rest of the county's. He says that appears to include typically hard to reach groups like young people in voters of color, but he's quick add that more research is needed. They're still recognition that there's work to be done in terms of outreach and education. US's Mindy Romero is leave researcher on a second report looking at things by election officials one big lesson. Getting the word out is key collaboration with all the community groups and advocacy groups that work in a county and make sure that conversation is coordinated with the elections office says the next big test will come in twenty twenty when five other counties implement these voting centres that includes big.
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"I'm Kevin stark last year the counties of Madeira Napa, Nevada Sacramento and San Mateo implemented, a new election model called the voter's choice. Act. It's aimed at increasing voter turnout while making it easier to cast ballots to recent reports look at how the rollout went from KPCC. Austin cross reports the voter's choice act signed by former governor Jerry Brown in two thousand sixteen brought sweeping changes for voters in central and northern California. All registered voters were given mail in ballots neighborhood vote centers replaced polling pices, and they were open for more than just a day. Now, it seems like all those changes made a difference it appear to have modest but measurable positive impacts on turnout fad cows or helped compile the report focusing on turnout. He teaches political. Science at UC San Diego, so alternatives about three percents point higher in this election in these five counties than we saw in the rest of the county's. He says that appears to include typically hard to reach groups like young people in voters of color, but he's quick to add that more research is needed. They're still writing recognition that there's work to be done in terms of outreach and education. US's Mindy Romero is Lee researcher on a second report looking at things by election officials one big lesson getting the word out about these changes is key collaboration with all the community groups in advocate, the group that work in a county and making sure that collaboration is coordinated with the elections office says the next big test will come in twenty twenty when five other counties implement these voting centres that includes big ones like Los Angeles, orange and Santa Clara for the California report. I'm Austin cross in Los Angeles..
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"In your Facebook or Twitter feed may come to you. So it's an uphill battle for the court case Italy DJ Garth Trinidad is here with some of his favorite music of twenty nine thousand nine. The news is next live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Trump will be sharing a meal with North Korea's Kim Jong own before holding formal talks on denuclearization later this week NPR's Asia Roscoe reports on the latest about preparations for the second. Trump Kim summit President Trump and Kim Jong own we'll have dinner on Wednesday night in Vietnam. Trump will be joined by secretary of state Mike Pompeo initiative staff. Mick Mulvaney for the meal. Trump and Kim are meeting for a second time as the US continues to push for North Korea to agree to give up its nuclear program. Trump often talks about his positive personal relationship with Kim as a sign of progress between the two nations, he's expressed optimism about the Vietnam. Summit saying North Korea will become an economic powerhouse. If it denuclearize. But trump. American intelligence agencies have assessed that the regime will seek to keep its weapons. I Shasta NPR news Hanoi. The most senior Catholic cleric ever to be charged in a child sex abuse cases, been convicted in Australia of molesting two thirteen year old choirboys cardinal, George pal. Pope Francis top financial advisor and the Vatican's economy minister was actually convicted back on December eleventh after more than two days of deliberations were the court had until today. Forbidden publication of details about the trial. The Seventy-seven-year-old pal faces a possible fifty year prison sentence after hearing that begins Wednesday expected hill appeal he was convicted of molesting the boys in nineteen Ninety-six when he was an archbishop on Moscow, the CEO of the electric car company. Tesla is again in hot water with the securities and Exchange Commission and Paris. Jasmine guards reports the trouble started on Twitter as it often. Does from us on Twitter musk bragged about how many automobiles Tusla will produce this year. Quote around five hundred thousand in two thousand nineteen back in September of last year. Musk tweeted about Tesla's plans to go private that sent the electric car company. Stock soaring an SEC lawsuit was settled with a total fine of forty million dollars. Musk would step down as Tusla chairman and anything he wrote publicly about tesla had to be pre approved. But Musk's recent Twitter outburst may have crossed a line the securities and Exchange Commission has asked a federal judge to hold musk in contempt. Jasmine guard NPR news New York relations business economists, while the current economic expansion will continue a little longer there are storm clouds on the horizon, roughly half of those polled in a new survey by the national association for business economics forecasting, the economy will slip into recession by the end of next year. Three-quarters thinker recession is a bygone conclusion by twenty twenty one stocks move higher to begin the new. Trading week the Dow closed up sixty points. The NASDAQ was up twenty six points today. This is NPR and this is KCRW at seven oh four. Good evening. I'm Steve shiitake, California saw the highest midterm turn out in last November's election since nineteen eighty two voter registration for eighteen to twenty four year olds was more than fifty percent that is up nearly ten percent from the last midterm election for years before Mindy Romero heads up the California civic engagement project at the university of southern California, which analyzed all bad data the increase that we saw for young people. They blew everybody away in terms of a demographic group, which means that they people got to them. Now, sixty two percent. Sixty one percent is not where we want young people to be in terms of their registration rates. Let's make that clear, but we saw such a big job the that I've ever seen for young people in California. She's ever seen the numbers also show the turnout among Latinos was double the number from two thousand fourteen term on turnout among Asian-Americans also nearly doubled between two thousand fourteen and twenty eighteen Cal State. Los Angeles is proposing to raise its admission standards and shrink future class size that would further restrict the number of students who attend the public university, which is supposed to be an alternative to the increasingly elite private schools in the region. Well, let's KCRW's Evan George explains. Now, some students and faculty you're speaking out against that proposal. Cal State LA officials want to reduce incoming classes by six hundred students and raise the academic requirements. They say the school is the victim of its own success and needs to mitigate a surge in enrollment unless there's more state funding. So starting in fall twenty twenty unique. Need a higher GPA and better test scores to get in the students and faculty members who are opposing that. Plan say, it would change campus culture and diminish the systems mission to lift young people out of poverty. Calcium LA which sits on the eastern edge of Los Angeles is required to accept all eligible freshman locally. So the school has had to cut community college transfer is just to keep up KCRW seven George reporting. If Cal State LA does go forward with that plan. It will join about a half dozen other Cal State campuses, including Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, San Diego, San Jose, and San Luis Obispo which of instituted those kinds of limits as well the university's taking public comment for a couple more days until Wednesday, and they're planning to make a decision they say by June. Early ratings from last night's Oscars show suggests the television audience did not mind that there was no host that show which took place in Hollywood at the Dolby theatre. Saw nine percent jump in viewership over the last year. I don't think people missed.