Source(s) this week: Mo Elleithee and Maite Arce

We’re with the Washington Desk again this week, edited by Domenico Montanaro. He chose two experts to feature:


Mo Elleithee, Founding Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service

If you’d like an expert who can comment on WHY politicians are saying WHAT they’re saying, Elleithee’s the person to talk to.


Maite Arce, Founder and President/CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation

The Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) strives to improve the quality of life of Latinos in the U.S. through community & faith leaders, local service providers and information. Arce has talked to news outlets about their work with organizing the Latino community in environmental causes.

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This week’s source(s): Jayme Simões and Van Tran

Our sources this week were chosen by guest editor Domenico Montanaro of the Washington Desk.

Here’s what he had to say about the sources he handpicked:


“With ties to Democratic politics, [Jayme Simões] was one of the people who helped lead the rollout of the ACA in New Hampshire and is a good resource not just as a quotable source but also on who else to talk to.”



“Often the stories we tell are focused on very recent immigrants and the immigration fights on Capitol Hill. But Tran focuses on immigrants who have come to the U.S. in the last 50 years, post-1965, and have largely reshaped American cities.”


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#NPRSource: Mee Moua of Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Mee Moua is the President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice & a former three-term Minnesota State Senator

“The Asian American community will definitely vote in this midterm election. In fact, our poll shows that anywhere from sixty to seventy seven percent of Asian Americans will vote in this midterm election. But Asian Americans are not being contacted by political parties…

– Speaking in October 2014 on Comcast Newsmakers about the Midterm Elections