Democracy in Action
My dad grew up in Spain under the Franco dictatorship. To this day, Spaniards of that era still remember the day, Feb 23rd, 1981, when armed Guardia Civil officers stormed the Congress of Deputies in an attempt to overthrow Spain’s first democratically elected government.
Celebrating My Spanish Heritage
For my entire life people have always been surprised to learn that I speak Spanish. This is typically followed with something along the lines of "No way, you don't look Spanish at all." I know, right? The blonde hair, blue eyes, it always throws people off. This never bothered me, in fact, quite the opposite. From a young age speaking Spanish was like my secret superpower. I'd love to surprise people with a simple "gracias!" or casually dropping in to conversations in Spanish. On a few occasions I've actually pulled out my cell phone to have a pretend conversation with "Papá" when unsuspecting victims were saying things they probably would have preferred I didn't understand.
Trump vs Twitter
This week Twitter made the move to start labelling misleading or “fake news” tweets with a disclaimer. And their first citation went to a tweet by non other than President Trump which read “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people…. And that “this will be a rigged election”
Mama's Secret Kitchen
Today, American's across the country find comfort in a delicious bowl of steaming hot phở. But that wasn't always the case. When Helene An and her family fled Vietnam in 1975, after the end of a decades long, brutal war that ended with the Communist rise to power, they found themselves starting over in an unfamilar home. San Francisco in the 70s was everything you could imagine it to be, vibrant, rebellious and free spirited. Chinatown had long before made it's mark as a defining feature of the cities cultural landscape. But it's Vietnamese heritage was only just beginning to take root. As part of the first wave of Vietnamese immigrants to arrive on American shores, Helene and her family would help meld Vietnamese heritage into the fabric of American society.
Who Is Bernie Sanders?
Hi everyone! This is the second of a 3 part mini-series with Know Your Vote, Who The F*** Are The Candidates. Know Your Vote is a platform that aggregates publicly available candidate data. Our goal is to give you simple, non partisan facts about the top candidates left in the race, so you don’t have to sift through the news and data yourselves. In this series, we aim to highlight the policies and positions of the “top candidates” left in the presidential primary.
What Is Healthcare
Let's face it, health care is boring and complicated. But it's also essential and I wish I didn't wait until I turned 27 and got kicked off my parents plan to figure that out. But seriously, how tf am I supposed to know which candidate's policy to support if I don't even know wtf a deductible is?!
Who Is Joe Biden?
Joe Biden has made a primary comeback that is nothing short of extraordinary. With his chances of becoming the Democratic nominee stronger than ever I wanted to know more about the former Vice President. So, I partnered up with KnowYourVote to help put together this mini tip sheet.
2020 Presidential Candidates Tip Sheet
Election season can be really confusing. I wanted to learn who some of the top candidates are so we can all be better informed when placing our votes. So, I partnered up with Know Your Vote for an extra special episode of my IGTV Series, "Who The F*** Are The Candidates". Know Your Vote is a platform that aggregates publicly available candidate data, so you don't have to go looking for it. They helped me put together this tip sheet of --simple, non partisan facts about some of the top candidates and some of their top policies. I compiled their notes into this easy to read tip sheet , but I recommend you go check out their website for more information and to see where each candidate stands on the issues that are most important to you.