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 October 2 2012, 11:29AM
Minnesota’s Communities of color are changing the narrative about the state’s voter ID amendment.
by Aura Bogado on September 28 2012, 12:55PM
Senior citizens in Nevada say Romney canvassers are misinforming them about the voter registration process.
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by Aura Bogado on September 27 2012, 9:55AM
Voting rights are at risk all over the country, so we’ve recruited eyes and ears in key states to help us stay on top of rapidly unfolding events.
by Aura Bogado on September 25 2012, 9:48AM
People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.
by Aura Bogado on September 18 2012, 9:56AM
One in every five African Americans in Kentucky are barred from voting—only due to their criminal record.
by Aura Bogado on September 12 2012, 9:30AM
Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is already proving to be a burden to local agencies and non-profits.
by Aura Bogado on September 12 2012, 9:25AM
Some 200 Junot Díaz fans were turned away as the author made his first public appearance since the release of his new book.
by Aura Bogado on September 11 2012, 2:45PM
A new video aims to mobilize rural Native youth to register to vote. Watch and share it now.
1911 United aims to get a million voters in seven battleground states to re-elect President Obama.
by Aura Bogado on September 5 2012, 10:18AM
Colorlines.com’s Aura Bogado traveled with Undocubus and brings you her reporter’s notebook.
by Aura Bogado on August 31 2012, 7:17PM
In their final stop before arriving to Charlotte for the DNC, UndocuBus riders continue to inspire others to come out of the shadows in North Carolina.
by Aura Bogado on August 30 2012, 3:17PM
On their way to the Democratic National Convention, UndocuBus riders find community in Knoxville, Tennessee.
by Aura Bogado on August 24 2012, 1:36PM
As the RNC platform is amended to include support of voter ID legislation, we bring you the week’s voting rights updates
by Aura Bogado on August 17 2012, 2:02PM
This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID, and the power of marginalized voters.