Within the next two weeks, voters in 11 states will hold their Congressional party primaries. While COVID has delayed some the process and spurred changes in how millions will cast their ballots, unfortunately the persistent use of xenophobic dog-whistling by GOP candidates has remained consistent throughout the crisis. Congressional campaigns across the country have continued… Continue »

They Relied on it in 2018 and it Failed Remember the caravan hysteria? Threatened by sinking poll numbers in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump and Republicans resorted to racial incitement and fearmongering about crime, terrorism and invasion. It was a cynical and desperate attempt to divide and distract the electorate. As… Continue »

In-state tuition for undocumented students is popular and makes sense. But Republicans candidates this year are attacking the program anyway Accessing affordable higher education and mounting student debt are real issues for many voters in the 2018 midterm elections. However, many Republican ads are not proposing new solutions to address the problem — instead, they… Continue »

Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. As President Trump stokes fears and tries to whip up a frenzy over border security, immigration and a caravan of Central Americans seeking safety and opportunity, here is our take: Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. Trump’s frenzy over the issue is ugly,… Continue »

Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has been traveling the country to reinforce the GOP’s divide and distract strategy and campaign for some of the worst anti-immigrant candidates running in 2018. Crafted with the help of Stephen Miller, the divide and distract strategy has been promoting cynical political tactics that scapegoat immigrants in order… Continue »

Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the GOP have made their 2018 election strategy clear, with a cynical political game plan that seeks to use racialized smears against immigrants to divide Americans and distract from the issues that affect the lives of most voters. The plan was articulated by Stephen Miller to Breitbart months ago, and… Continue »

Medium Post from Frank Sharry Offers Advice to Democrats and Progressives for How to Respond to Deeply Cynical and Ugly GOP Strategy Right on cue, and as predicted, the Republican Party is doubling down on its midterm “divide and distract” strategy. GOP candidates and ad buys want to stoke fear of immigrants in a desperate… Continue »

With eight weeks until Election Day, America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry assesses the Republicans’ ugly “divide and distract” political strategy and offers advice for how Democrats and progressives should respond, in a new Medium post. The full piece is posted below and available online at Medium here. Republicans can’t run on healthcare because they… Continue »