María Guillén

María Guillén

María is a writer, serial city dweller, and founder of Policybae. She's passionate about social justice advocacy, organizing action, and mobilizing change around sociopolitical issues. María holds a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University and a dual degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Rowan University. Follow María on Twitter: @_mariaguillen

Opinion: America is a gerontocracy

America is a country primarily governed by old people. With “the graying of America,” leadership in public office seems to be getting even older. At the beginning of the 117th Congress, the average age for Representatives was 58 years. For Senators, it was 64 years. By age, this is the oldest Senate we’ve had in U.S. history. […]Read More

Russia invades Ukraine; the US expands sanctions against Russia

Last week on February 24, Russian forces launched an invasion of Ukraine and attacked Kyiv, the country’s capital city. The Russian invasion of Ukraine was a major international incident that led to widespread condemnation and sparked anti-war demonstrations in cities around the world. The latest toll for civilians killed in Ukraine is 102, with 304 people wounded, […]Read More

Successfully impeaching Trump bars him from post-presidential perks

The recent siege of the United States Capitol by pro-Trump supporters has lodged another impeachment motion against President Trump. The insurrection incited by Trump when he invited his supporters to D.C. occurred on January 6 while lawmakers were in the midst of certifying the election results. Impeaching Trump If impeached successfully (and convicted), Trump will […]Read More

Explained: Who are the Proud Boys?

“Proud Boys, Stand Back and Stand By!” These were the words of the 45th President of the United States during the first presidential debate when the moderator asked Trump if he is willing to condemn white supremacist groups. Instead of condemning white supremacy, Trump responded by placing the blame on Antifa and Black Lives Matter. […]Read More

United States Moves Closer to Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

The end to marijuana prohibition is looking more likely as 2020 was a great year for cannabis legalization. Advocates and organizations have been working diligently for decades to push for policies aimed to reform existing drug laws and regulations. Nationwide polls suggest that two-thirds of the United States population is in favor of marijuana legalization. […]Read More

Will the Electoral College Decide the 2020 Election?

In 2016, the Electoral College elected Donald Trump to the presidency despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote. There is no denying that only in the United States can we have a president who lost the popular vote, but won the Electoral College. There have been five instances in the country’s history when candidates who […]Read More

Senator Kamala Harris: Setting the Record Straight on Policies

The nomination of Senator Kamala Harris as the Vice Presidential candidate by the democrats was hailed as a historic decision that will influence greatly the political dynamics of the United States. The California Senator is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father. She is the first woman to be nominated for such a […]Read More

House Approves Bill to Establish the National Museum of the

On July 27, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified a bill to establish the National Museum of the American Latino as a part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The legislation introduced by Democratic Representative Jose E. Serrano was approved by voice vote with 295 bipartisan co-sponsors. It will now go to the Republican-controlled […]Read More

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