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Podcast #106: Adriana Vazquez & the Free Society Fellowship

The Free Society Fellowship is Young Voices response to Charlottesville and the tragedy that occurred there in August 2017. Our goal was to reinforce the message of our movement… in contrast to ethno-nationalism…the free society is cosmopolitan, embracing people of all backgrounds under the common umbrella of free speech, property rights, religious freedom, and the rule of law.

Adriana Vazquez is a Young Voices Advocate and Free Society Fellow. We taped this conversation on Monday, 2nd to cap off her run in the program and get a sense for how he feels about the hurdles our democracy must clear going forward in order to survive. Our discussion covers Charlottesville, immigration and populist politics.

Podcast #101: Real talk on merit-based immigration

Bradley Polumbo is a Young Voices Advocate at UMass who recently wrote in Rare about the issue of immigration. He writes:

“So what’s the real reason Trump, and some Republicans, are so willing to embrace big government to keep “unskilled” immigrants out? Consider the fact that our president pushed the conspiracy that former President Obama wasn’t born in the US, once called for a blanket ban on Muslims entering the country, and was sued for housing discrimination against black people—it shouldn’t be hard to see why.”

Today he joined the YV Podcast to explain why he thinks Republicans are backing big government on immigration.

#101: Real talk on merit-based immigration