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“Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: “I’m Going To Be Trying To Get Out The Latino Vote As Hard As Possible”

Lin-Manuel Miranda may be winding down his role in his Tony-award winning musical “Hamilton,” but he definitely won’t be out of sight. The Daily Beast highlights his plan to get out the Latino vote in time for this November’s Presidential election: “I’m going to be trying to get out the Latino vote as hard as … Continue reading »

Make No Mistake: Whatever He Calls It, Donald Trump Supports Mass Deportation

His Deportation Force is Chilling and Un-American  This past weekend, Donald Trump objected to the media labeling the heart of his immigration policy “mass deportation.” He added, “people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody.” That statement would be laughable, if the reality wasn’t so chilling. … Continue reading »

President Obama: “In November, Americans Are Going To Have To Make A Decision About Who We Are” As A Country

In extended remarks earlier today, President Obama addressed the Supreme Court’s indecisive tie in United States v. Texas, the case challenging the immigration actions he announced in November 2014. Calling the Court’s indecision “frustrating,” President Obama said that it is especially “heartbreaking for the millions of immigrants who’ve made their lives here, who’ve raised families here, who hoped for … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio Is Not The Senator Florida Needs

This morning, Senator Marco Rubio announced his campaign for re-election with a statement that on paper reads well. He certainly captures the importance of this moment in time and the country’s need for principled and persuasive leaders in Congress. But, having flip-flopped on nearly every major issue in the past six years, Marco Rubio is clearly not … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Florida Deserves Better than Donald Trump and Marco Rubio

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the news that Marco Rubio will backtrack on his previous pledge and run for re-election to the U.S. Senate. “Beyond his own political ambition, what does Marco Rubio actually believe in? His naked flip-flop on his Senate career is both … Continue reading »

Rubio’s Potential Senate Backtrack Would Mirror Immigration Flip-Flop; Underscore His Lack of Core Convictions

Should Marco Rubio decide to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, despite earlier assurances to the contrary, it would mirror his notable flip-flop on immigration and underscore his lack of guiding convictions beyond political opportunism, America’s Voice said today. As close observers of Senator Rubio’s immigration positioning during the past six years, we saw him turn his back on his … Continue reading »

Add Apple To The List Of Companies Dumping The GOP Convention Over Trump

Another one bites the dust? Politico reports Apple will not provide any financial or technical assistance to the GOP convention next month over Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric about immigrants, Muslim-Americans, and other groups: Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple … Continue reading »

Republican National Convention Continues To Hemorrhage Sponsorships Over Trump

The upcoming GOP Convention faces even more turmoil as more companies announce they “are opting to drop or scale back their sponsorship” of the event this year. From Bloomberg: Among those to signal in recent days that they won’t sponsor the convention this year are Wells Fargo & Co., United Parcel Service Inc., Motorola Solutions … Continue reading »

Hey GOP, It’s Not Just Trump, It’s You

As RepublicanNativistConvention.Com Makes Clear, Broader GOP is Enabling Trump, With All Kinds of Negative Consequences Since his campaign announcement last year, Donald Trump has engaged in a fact-free, anti-immigrant campaign that feeds off of racial anxieties and peddles a dark vision of an America in decline. He has used the national spotlight to attack Latinos, … Continue reading »