With Nothing To Run On, Will Ted Cruz Continue to Attack Immigrants During Tonight’s Debate? Ahead of tonight’s first Senate debate between Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz, we offer three key immigration questions that should be addressed by the candidates, as well as resources for reading up on the most timely immigration-related topics… Continue »

Cruz Part Of Cookie-Cutter National GOP Ad-Campaign Demonizing Immigrants AUSTIN, TX – Ted Cruz is running an inflammatory campaign ad that attempts to portray immigrants as violent criminals while pushing his anti-immigrant agenda. This is an update to another Cruz ad that first appeared this summer and is similar to other Republican ads this cycle… Continue »

Anger matters, But Voter Mobilization Matters More In an article for Vox, Li Zhou interviews political science experts regarding the challenge of mobilizing Latino voters. Recent polling shows that voters are angry with Trump and his administration for his cruelty regarding immigration policies, but that does not mean they will show up to vote. The… Continue »

Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign has suffered continuous negative hits in the weeks following his controversial and razor thin victory in the Republican primary.  Most recently, his campaign has been dogged by reports of factual inaccuracies and scrutiny of his anti-immigrant policies. In addition, dozens of prominent current and former Republican elected officials endorsing Kobach’s Democratic… Continue »

Leading political observers are pointing to Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants as a major factor in his sinking poll numbers and the GOP’s sinking prospects in the midterms. A front page article in Sunday’s New York Times by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, entitled “The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried,” includes… Continue »

In a scathing piece for Daily Kos, Gabe Ortiz focuses on the Republican party’s divisive and ugly campaign strategy of attacking immigrants and the Democrats who stand up for immigrants.    The article is below and available here. Since Republicans can’t run general election campaigns on gutting the safety net of our senior citizens, on… 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 »

The GOP Can’t Disown Its Own Vile and Divisive Anti-Immigrant Strategy New political analysis from Julie Pace of the Associated Press titled, “High Stakes as 2-month Sprint to Election Day Begins,” references internal Republican poll results finding that the cruel family separation policy has hurt Trump and the Republicans’ standing among moderates and independents in… Continue »

The first installment of the new NALEO Educational Fund and Latino Decisions weekly tracking poll of Latino voters in the runup to the 2018 elections finds that campaigns’ efforts to reach, mobilize, and persuade Latino voters may be under-resourced. Meanwhile, the success of candidates such as Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts and Beto O’Rourke in Texas… Continue »