Press Releases

09/13/12 | Fourth in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Colorado: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Colorado release is the fourth, following Arizona, Nevada and Florida, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote […] | Read More »

09/13/12 | After Calling King His “Partner,” Romney Tries – Unsuccessfully – to Distance Himself on Immigration; Meanwhile Jeb Bush Prepares to Step Up After the Election with a Book that Argues for Sensible and Humane Immigration Reform Washington, DC – Yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign attempted to distance the candidate’s immigration views from those of outspoken anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King […] | Read More »

09/12/12 | With less than two months before the 2012 elections, the array of facts and figures circulating each day can be hard to follow.  When it comes to the politics of immigration and the Latino vote, here are the numbers you need to know: 72,000: The number of young people who have already requested relief under […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | State Appeals Ruling on Immigration Law Out of “Principle” in Ugly Preview of Life Under Kobach/Romney Self-Deportation Plan Yesterday, the state of Alabama filed a motion asking the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear arguments about the state’s worst in the nation anti-immigration law.  The Alabama law, HB 56, made international news for […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | Second in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Arizona: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Arizona release is the third, following Nevada and Florida, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | Third in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Florida: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Florida release is the second, following Nevada, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote in 2012 […] | Read More »

09/10/12 | Mary Sanchez Column Says DNC Shows “How America is Really Shaded” A new Kansas City Star column by Mary Sanchez highlights the striking differences between the Democratic and Republican Conventions when it comes to demographic diversity.  “A Herman Cain here and a Marco Rubio there won’t do the trick. In Charlotte, network cameras couldn’t focus […] | Read More »

09/07/12 | This week’s Democratic National Convention represented a clean break from the old and discredited conventional wisdom that for Democrats, immigration is an issue best avoided when talking to general election audiences.  Instead, and in contrast to last week’s Republican National Convention, Democrats embraced the new paradigm of immigration politics, one that recognizes that leaning into […] | Read More »

09/06/12 | Yesterday featured some stark reminders of why politics and elections matter.

On stage at last night’s Democratic National Convention, DREAM Act advocate Benita Veliz spoke to the assembled delegates and television audience and shared her compelling personal story. | Read More »

09/05/12 | Benita Veliz To Deliver Historic Remarks During 9 PM Hour Day two of the Democratic National Convention will feature an historic occurrence – DREAM Act advocate Benita Veliz will speak to the assembled delegates and television audience during the 9 PM hour.  Following a video focused on immigration policy, Benita will take the stage to […] | Read More »

09/04/12 | ***MEDIA AVAILABILITY*** ***America’s Voice Available for Interviews at the Democratic National Convention*** Washington, DC – Ahead of this week’s Democratic National Convention, a series of contrasts are on display regarding immigration policy and politics: Democratic and Republican Party Platforms on Immigration:  On immigration, the RNC’s official platform unveiled last week is a Kris Kobach-driven grab-bag of hardline anti-immigrant […] | Read More »

08/31/12 | With the final night of the Republican National Convention behind us, below are the major takeaways about where Mitt Romney’s Republican Party stands on immigrants and immigration reform | Read More »

08/30/12 | Washington, DC – At the Republican National Convention, leaders in the party have taken a curious approach to Latino outreach: avoiding the issue of immigration; refusing to disavow hard-line immigration positions; lecturing Latino voters; blaming Democrats for the GOP’s self-inflicted problems with Latinos; and making embarrassingly transparent overtures to appeal to Latinos based on quirks […] | Read More »

08/29/12 | Voters Once Again Rejected Pearce’s Extreme Views, Which Have Been Included in RNC Platform  Washington, DC – Russell Pearce, former Arizona State Senate President and hard-core anti-immigrant extremist, went down to defeat yesterday in his Republican State Senate primary, losing by nearly 12 points to businessman Bob Worsley. This was Pearce’s second electoral loss this year. He […] | Read More »

08/29/12 | Washington, DC – As expected, the 2012 RNC platform contains extreme hardline positions on immigration.  The document is filled with references to “illegal aliens” and takes a particularly strong stand against the DREAMer deferred action program, declaring that President Obama’s immigration approach has “undermined the rule of law at every turn,” by creating “a backdoor amnesty […] | Read More »

08/28/12 | Washington, DC – Another day, another group of prominent voices criticizing Mitt Romney and the Republican Party’s hardline drift on immigration, and the Party’s subsequent hemorrhaging of Latino support.  As the following excerpts make clear, the consensus of an increasing number of observers is that Republican Party’s immigration strategy is not only bad policy, but bad […] | Read More »

08/27/12 | Washington, DC – Using current polling and voter data, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund teamed up to create an interactive online map that allows the user to see for herself how Latino voters could impact the 2012 presidential race.  Introduced earlier this summer, the Latino Vote Map (www.latinovotemap.org) has been updated throughout the […] | Read More »

08/27/12 | Observers Agree: “Demographics is Destiny” for GOP Unless Party Re-Images Itself on Immigration Washington, DC – As evidenced by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach.  Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians, […] | Read More »