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Nearly 1,000 Sioux City Iowans Tell Superintendent To Stop Trump’s Appearance At A Local High School

After learning that Donald Trump is set make an appearance at a local Sioux City high school, nearly 1,000 community members have joined together to send a clear message to the Sioux City Community School District Superintendent: Trump’s hateful speech should have no place in our schools. “Most schools are working hard to try to … Continue reading »

Sure, Trump Fans Love His Racist “Jokes,” But The Rest Of Us Aren’t Laughing

It’s been almost two months since Donald “The Hispanics Love Me” Trump infamously deported journalist and Mexican immigrant Jorge Ramos from an Iowa press conference (with Ramos facing even more attacks from a Trump supporter once outside, too). Now, in a return campaign visit to the state yesterday, the leading Republican candidate for President wasted … Continue reading »

Latest On Immigration From Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Continues Toxic Toll On GOP Brand Image

As we have noted, the Republican Party is currently engaged in a relentless assault on immigrants – in the courts, in Congress, and on the 2016 campaign trail.  Every major 2016 Republican presidential candidate has moved further to the right on immigration policy and politics than before.  While polling frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson keep providing the … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Calls on SNL to Dump Trump; Coalition Gains Steam; New Website Explains Why #RacismIsntFunny

Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined the growing number of voices calling on SNL to drop Donald Trump from hosting the show on November 7th. In addition to statements given on the House floor,  Rep. Gutierrez issued a strongly worded letter to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal, writing: “Having Donald Trump as a guest on every news and entertainment program … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez to NBC & SNL: Giving Free Air Time To People Who Insult Latinos “Is Now Part Of Your Business Model?”

In a speech on the House floor earlier today, Rep, Luis Gutiérrez followed up on the open letter he sent to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal demanding they “disinvite” Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump from SNL hosting duties next month. “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the signature comedy show of one of … Continue reading »

On “Donald Trump Act” Vote, Senate Republicans Show Cowardice, Senate Democrats Show Courage

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a Senator David Vitter (R-LA) sponsored bill (S. 2146) targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.”  The bill, which would erode community trust with local law enforcement and scapegoat immigrants and their families, failed on a cloture vote this afternoon.    Following is a response from Frank Sharry, … Continue reading »

Over 125,000 People Ask NBC To Dump Donald Trump As Host Of Saturday Night Live

Pressure continues to mount on NBC as Saturday Night Live prepares to provide a platform for Donald Trump’s hateful attacks on Latinos and immigrants. Last week, America’s Voice wrote extensively about how Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has real life consequences – and added that reputable programs like Saturday Night Live should abstain from further mainstreaming … Continue reading »

Saturday Night Live Is Mainstreaming The #TrumpEffect — And That’s Really Dangerous

On November 7, 2015, Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live, one of NBC’s most popular shows. Trump’s invitation to host the popular sketch comedy show comes just three months after NBC claimed to cut ties with Donald Trump over his insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants – an offense to every Latino in the United … Continue reading »

In Forum, Iowa State University Addresses Bigotry After Trump Supporters Harass Immigrant & Latino Students

Iowa State University is the largest university in Rep. Steve King’s district, and compared to the rest of his district, ISU is a pretty diverse place. But Steve King doesn’t like diversity. At a town hall meeting back in 2012, King explained his concern with Iowa State University’s multicultural groups, saying these groups are for … Continue reading »

Mitt “Self-Deportation” Romney Is Worried About 2016 GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of Anti-Immigrant Politics

After his terrible performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue, alienate Latino voters, and destroy the party’s general election chances in the process.  As a result, new comments from Romney criticizing the tone and tenor of the Republican primary season’s focus on immigration should be taken seriously. … Continue reading »