Community Journalism Coordinator
New York, NY
Aura Bogado is the community journalism coordinator and blogger for Voting Rights Watch 2012. Aura has reported in Spanish and English from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and the United States. Her work has been published in Mother Jones, Newsweek Argentina, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post. With the support of the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she conducted an in-depth examination on the consequences of immigration enforcement by local police in Arizona.
Aura has worked as a national host and producer for the Pacifica Radio network. While there, she also coordinated a media literacy and training program for youth of color in Los Angeles with a grant from the California Technology Foundation. She was a founding member of 33+1/3 Books Collective, an independent bookstore and gallery in Los Angeles. In 2006, City Lights Books published The Other Campaign, which featured her exclusive interview with Subcomandante Marcos, his first in five years.
She earned her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in American Studies. An immigrant from South America of indigenous (Guarani) decent, she is currently based in New York, and plays son jarocho music in her spare time.
Follow Aura at @aurabogado.
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by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM
Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.
by Aura Bogado on January 23 2013, 9:20AM
The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada—begging larger questions for the U.S., too.
by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM
The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.
by Aura Bogado on December 3 2012, 9:09AM
A Democratic secretary of state made registration easier and supported early voting, leading to dramatic turnout. So why is he now proposing a plan that could disenfranchise voters?
by Aura Bogado on November 21 2012, 10:45AM
Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?
by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM
Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?
by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM
A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.
by Aura Bogado on November 6 2012, 1:59PM
Colorado’s Latino voters could well decide this election—but some will have to overcome harassment to cast their ballots.
by Aura Bogado on November 2 2012, 1:42AM
There are plenty more threats to the vote than there are days left to cast your ballot.
by Aura Bogado on November 1 2012, 12:18PM
For some people of color, voting may be a matter of life and death.
by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM
Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.
by Aura Bogado on October 19 2012, 11:43AM
Here’s what you need to know about voter suppression across the country.
Topics: Voting Rights 2012
by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:45AM
Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get an ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.
by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:00AM
From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.
by Aura Bogado on October 12 2012, 8:40AM
With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.
by Aura Bogado on October 8 2012, 1:37PM
Native American students at Dartmouth College produce videos to challenge mainstream stereotypes.
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