Angela Trudell Vasquez

More and more Republican presidential candidates, declared and undeclared, are entering the immigration reform debate. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

I am the product of the Iowa public schools. I went to Willard Elementary on the east side of Des Moines, near the Iowa State Fairgrounds, along with my sister in the 1970s. It was a mixed school and we had middle class kids, poor kids, and speci... Read more

Public School Shakedown 3 Comments

I come from a long line of strong women. Women who left home and made a new life in a foreign land. These women’s blood flows in mine. I know their stories because they were revealed to me at the kitchen table. Read more

Magazine 2 Comments

President Obama's executive order protects people like my grandmother. Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Read more


These people who want to lead our country would take women back to the dark ages before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. I, and millions of women like me, will not allow them to turn back the clock on our reproductive rights. Read more


Shame on the Tucson Unified School District for banning several books by Chicano and Native American authors. Read more


The scapegoating of immigrants must stop. Read more