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Watch Out Republicans; NC Latinos Mobilizing to Defeat Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Last night, Latino voters and undocumented immigrants gathered in cities across North Carolina to watch Trump‘s coronation and discuss their plans to turnout Latinos in record numbers this November to defeat his xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda. Though Trump’s rhetoric was no surprise, the seventy-five minute diatribe that equated undocumented immigrants with murderers, scapegoated immigrants for all … Continue reading »

It’s Just Not Normal: Trump’s Demagoguery and the GOP’s Embrace of It Are Way Out of The Mainstream

It Is Up to Us to Stop Them After Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, it’s clear the Republican party has decided to embrace the dark, dangerous, and divisive vision of America that was peddled from the gold plated podium last night. Donald Trump showed no interest in toning down the controversial … Continue reading »

“Darkness In America”: Observers React To Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech

On Twitter and on television, observers had visceral reactions to Donald Trump’s nomination speech outlining a dark, dangerous vision of America. On CNN, Nicolle Wallace, a former George W. Bush aide and senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, declared her party “dead.” “The voters picked this guy,” Wallace said. “This is where the Republican party … Continue reading »

GOP Convention Features Tweet From White Nationalist Group — Again

The Republican National Convention’s “tweet-ticket” featured a tweet from a white nationalist group — again. “Tonight I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will WIN for you!” -Donald J Trump It’s time to start WINNING again!#TrumpIsWithYou — Western Triumph (@Western_Triumph) July 22, 2016 From Talking Points Memo: User @Western_Triumph’s tweet itself was … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Donald Trump’s Dark, Fear Mongering Draft Speech

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, reacting to the prepared remarks of Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention: “Donald Trump started his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists. Tonight, he accepted the Republican nomination by strongly implying that undocumented immigrants are murderers. “Trump’s fearmongering, of course, is unmoored from the real facts. But … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: Night Four Of The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

Latino and immigrant voters in swing states watch Donald Trump 10:15PM EST 😂😂😂😂 — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 And The Clown Is Up @AmericasVoice @BattleBornProg — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 Photo via @VIRIVIDAL: Immigrant families listening to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump. #RNCinCLE — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) … Continue reading »

Human Anti-Trump Wall Takes to the Streets in Cleveland

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres: With the chant “We are here and we’re not leaving; if you want a wall, we’ll give you a wall,” immigrants and pro-immigrant activists deployed an “anti-Donald Trump wall” made of fabric in the protest zone at Public Square and then through the streets around the center of this … Continue reading »

Night Three of GOP Convention Opens With Bilingual-Speaker, Closes With Speakers Who Hate Bilingualism

A speech from a little-known State Senator from Kentucky was one of the many awkward moments (Thanks, Ted!) from last night’s Republican National Convention, not for what he said, but how he said it. State Senator Ralph Alvarado, the first Latino elected to state office in the state, delivered a portion of his speech in … Continue reading »

Ahead of Trump’s Coronation, a Reminder of His Detailed Mass Deportation Vision for America

Frank Sharry: “As Donald Trump becomes the head of the Republican Party, the Republican Party becomes defined by his racism and nativism” Tonight, when Donald Trump speaks to the Republican convention as the official Republican nominee, it will represent the coronation of a man who is advancing a dangerous vision of an America cleaved along … Continue reading »