The Center for American Progress (CAP) is holding a special presentation today entitled, “A Case Study in the Coming End of the Culture Wars: Immigration as a Failed Wedge Issue,” with America’s Voice’s Executive Director, Frank Sharry, as a featured panelist.
Watch it right here, live, at 12 pm EST:
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Other panelists include renowned Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.; National Co-Chair of the John McCain Hispanic Adivisory Council, Ana Navarro; and Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at CAP. Angela Kelly, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at CAP, will be moderating.
These experts will be discussing the role of the immigration debate in election cycles, and how the right has used the issue unsuccessfully as a wedge strategy. The event invite reads:
“Repeated election cycles demonstrate, however, that heated immigration debates may turn up the volume, but do not turn out votes. Still, the far right is clinging to their scare tactics, including in the current health care debate. Will the fear mongering finally pay off for the far right, or are they drinking a slow poison by alienating moderates, communities of color, and the millennial generation—groups that are growing in numbers and influence?”