Erika Andiola

Erika Andiola is a well-known immigration activist. She recently joined Bernie Sanders’ campaign as a Latino outreach strategist, focusing on states in the Southwest. Andiola co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition. She’s a former Congressional Staffer for Arizona Congresswoman, Kyrsten Sinema. Her passion for immigrant rights is driven from her own struggle as an undocumented woman. She has appeared on MSNBC and Univision.


Immigration rights activist

Areas of expertise: Immigration activism

Location: Bernie Sanders campaign HQ in Burlington, VT

Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 836-7004

Twitter: @ErikaAndiola 

Featured on MSNBC: Up with Steve Kornacki

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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Hisham Aidi: Politics of Globalization and Social Movements

Given the heavy influence of Islam, different types of Islamic and quasi-Islamic movements that appeared in American cities starting in the 60s and 70s, because of that influence [hip hop] it resonates, in particular, more than other American musical genres.

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Gabriela Rivera: Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights

Yale Public Interest Fellow with the ACLU of San Diego

  • Areas of Expertise: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Litigation, Particularly in the Areas of Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice; Police Practices; Criminal Justice; Economic Justice; Immigration Law; International Human Rights
  • Location: San Diego, CA

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Eboni K. Williams: Law and High-Profile Cases

Talk Radio Personality, Political Commentator/Strategist and Trial Attorney

  • Areas of Expertise: Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Cases, Affirmative Action, Immigration, Gun Violence, Elections, GOP/Minority Relations, Women’s Issues, High Profile Trials, Constitutional law
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

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