June 25, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Exhaustion of Bipartisanship

Maria and Julio discuss remarks from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the 38th annual NALEO Conference, and they get into the vice president’s visit to El Paso and the US-Mexico border. We hear from Fernando García, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, about reimagining immigration policy and rhetoric. They also unpack recent developments in voting rights, the filibuster, and vaccine inequity. ITT Staff Picks: - In a piece for Mother Jones, Ari Berman writes about Republican-led efforts to filibuster Democrats’ For the People Act, which would expand voting access and crack down on partisan gerrymandering.  - “El Pasoans are left to grapple with the fact that both parties have turned the city into a center and model of cruelty against immigrants and Mexican Americans,” writes independent journalist Luis Enrique Miranda in an op-ed for El Paso Matters. - Isabella Isaacs-Thomas dives into persistent vaccine disparities across U.S. states, cities, and communities in a piece for PBS NewsHour.  Photo credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin  

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