New York, NY
Aura Bogado is Colorlines' news editor and reporter, covering a range of issues including Native American communities, immigration and community organizing. Aura was the community journalism coordinator and an investigative reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, a partnership between Colorlines and The Nation to cover the attack against voting rights and the community response to it during the 2012 elections.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.