Welcome to TheUSAPodcast with host Mike Riley
On this episode:
One of the more serious ballot initiatives that will appear on the ballot in CA this November is Prop 17, which will allow those who are on parole to be able to vote in CA. Voter rights and voter suppression have long been brought up around this debate and this November the people of CA will get the chance to decide if those who are trying to gain their way back into society should also be able to vote. In this episode, Mike speaks with community activists Shay-Franco Clausen about Prop 17, why she is in favor of it and why we should restore voting rights to those convicted of crimes. You can learn more about Shay by visiting https://www.shayfrancoclausen.com/
In the second segment, Mike goes over all 12 of the California propositions that will be on the 2020 ballot. Californians will get the opportunity to decide on a variety of measures that include issues from stem cell research to rent control. Mike breaks them down.
In the 3rd segment, Mike discusses how extremism both on the left and right is enough to tear the country apart. How has American extremism gotten so deep and is Donald Trump encouraging this kind of culture?