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As Rubio Refuses to Protect DACA, Nelson Reminds Us of DREAMers’ Contributions

Today, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) held the Senate floor to remind listeners of the DREAMers’ contributions in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Nelson emphasized, the 750,000 DREAMers who currently have work permits under DACA are our neighbors, classmates, colleagues, and yes, U.S. military veterans. On … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan Casts His Presidential Ballot For Some Guy Named “Our Nominee”

Both Sen. Marco Rubio and Speaker Paul Ryan have early voted, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. Both recently cast their ballots for Donald Trump for President, and both — as if trying to avoid some sort of poltergeist — couldn’t even bring themselves to say his name out loud. From … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Adrian Florido: “Attempting To Woo Latino Voters, Marco Rubio Gets Booed At Orlando Festival”

“He’s from the party of Trump” An increasing number of Floridians are beginning to question their support of Senator Marco Rubio ahead of tomorrow’s second senatorial debate at Broward College. Nowhere is the shifting tide more on display than in Orlando where Floridian Latinos booed Rubio during the Puerto Rican Calle Orange festival.  As NPR’s Adrian Florido reports, “The icy … Continue reading »

President Obama: Rubio “Will Say Anything, Do Anything, Pretend To Be Anybody, Just To Get Elected”

President Obama excoriated Marco Rubio on his home turf yesterday, calling him out for his ongoing support for Donald Trump, despite criticizing him as unqualified and “dangerous” during the GOP primary. “How can you call him a con artist and dangerous and object to all the controversial things he says, and then say, ‘I’m still going to … Continue reading »

Miami Herald Latest Florida Newspaper To Reject Native Son Marco Rubio

The Miami Herald, the influential Florida newspaper that has steadily backed Marco Rubio since 2010, yesterday endorsed his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy for US Senate. Just six years ago, the Editorial Board wrote that Rubio had the “potential to be the kind of statesman Floridians can be proud to call a native son.” Yesterday, they declared him “a disappointment.” New … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Anchors Down Republican Candidates During Nevada And Florida Senate Debates

During US Senate debates in Nevada and Florida this week, Republican candidates scrambled to hide their trumped-up records on immigration and support for their party’s nominee for President, Donald Trump. In Nevada, former State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto went “on the offensive over Republican [Joe] Heck’s prior support of Trump,” according to the AP, … Continue reading »

Rubio Decides to Stay On the Trump Train

Rubio Chooses Marco Trumpo Platform Over Florida Yesterday,  Senator Marco Rubio renewed his endorsement of the Republican nominee despite released video of Donald Trump’s lewd comments on women during a 2005 interview. Elbert Garcia, State Director of Florida’s Voice, issued the following statement in response to Sen. Rubio’s continued support of Donald Trump:  “Over the past 16 … Continue reading »

Patrick Murphy Hugs DREAMers While Rubio Hugs Trump

In Homestretch, FL Senate Democratic Candidate Leans in on Immigration in Appeal to Latinos Narrowly trailing incumbent Senator Marco Rubio in Florida’s Senate race, Democratic candidate Rep. Patrick Murphy is leaning into the issue of immigration. In a series of recent ads and events, Rep. Murphy is trying to better define himself to the Latino … Continue reading »

Voten por mi futuro y por DACA: analistas destacan anuncios en español en Florida y el compromiso de los DREAMers en este ciclo electoral

Destacados columnistas están analizando los detalles y las implicaciones del nuevo anuncio de radio en español de America’s Voice en Florida, narrado por el DREAMer Juan Escalante y miembro de America’s Voice, a través del cual anima a la comunidad latina a votar para proteger DACA. El anuncio denuncia al candidato al Senado, Marco Rubio, por apoyar a … Continue reading »

Vote for My Future and Vote for DACA: Observers Highlight FL Ads and DREAMers’ Engagement this Election Cycle

Key observers are lifting up the details and implications of the new America’s Voice Spanish language radio ad in Florida, narrated by Florida DREAMer and America’s Voice staffer Juan Escalante, encouraging members of the Latino community to get out and vote to protect DACA. The ad calls out Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio for backing Donald Trump … Continue reading »