April 24, 2018

Our show on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT, will alert our listeners to the upcoming schedule of Primaries being held in several states in May and update developments since last week’s show on Trump’s Assault on the Poor: Work Requirements, the Farm Bill and Public Assistance. Many American voters are not focused on the upcoming primaries which will decide who will be candidates for office in November for US House of Representatives, and in many states, for US Senator, Governor, state senators, state delegates, mayors and numerous other elected offices. During the first half of the show, we will review the upcoming Primary Election schedules. Sadly, the mass media has missed reporting on President Trump’s recent Executive Order which seeks to impose work requirements on recipients of public assistance including food stamps J(SNAP), Mediciad and housing assistance, despite its crucial impact on many low-income families. Similarly, there has been a failure of the media to inform the public of the drastic cuts embodied in the GOP Agriculture Committee Draft Farm Bill which will reduce available food stamps and other nutrition programs while also eliminating help to rural communities and small farmers.

Our guests will include Rachel Adekanye, Elon Law Resident for the Transformative Justice Coalition; Joel R. Segal, Executive Director, Climate Justice Solutions Coalition of North Carolina and activist for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign; and Rudy Arrendondo, President/CEO/Founder, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association and National Commissioner, National Commission for Voter Justice. See guest pictures and bios at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.

Questions to be explored during first half of the show include: Which states have primaries in May?; What are some of the major contests during these May primaries?; How do voters learn more about candidates?; Can 17 years old who turn 18 by November 6, 2018 vote in the primaries?; What does this Primary Season portend for Youth Voters? And, during the second half of the show, we will look at many issues including: Why does the mainstream media continue to ignore this critical issue of Trump’s draconian Executive Order? Why is Trump classifying Medicaid and food stamps as Welfare?; How do we make more Americans aware of this threat to the economic and food security of our most vulnerable families?; What has happened in the Agriculture Committee regarding the draft Farm Bill after our last show?; How can our listeners be heard in this fight? These and other matters will be discussed during the show.

You don’t want to miss this show.

Be sure to listen live to Igniting Change on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area at WOL 1450 AM and worldwide on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com. You may call with questions or comments at 800-450-7876. A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday evening.

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Rachel Adekanye

Rachel Adekanye was born and partly raised in Nigeria. She immigrated to the United States in 2005, at the young age of 11, and has […]

Rudy Arredondo

Rudy Arredondo, “el Hijo del Pueblo,” the “Son of the Peoples” has spent his lifetime defending the rights of Latinos around the United States. He […]

Joel R. Segal

Joel Segal received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1989, where he focused on constitutional law and conflict resolution […]

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