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2020AdWatch.com: A Searchable Database Tracking Xenophobic and Racist Political Ads

Today, America’s Voice is launching a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. We launched a similar project during the 2018 midterm elections, and, to no one’s surprise, we’re already seeing the same type of racist and hateful ads running again this year. Our … Continue reading »

Why Trump’s Racist Attacks Are Not Just Vile and Wrong, But a Sign of Weakness and Desperation

Trump Enablers Tout Attacks as Brilliant Strategy As we take stock of President Trump’s vile racism and recognize the moral depravity of his bigotry, let’s also engage in some real talk about whether “racism as an electoral strategy is going to work for him.” After what transpired in the midterms in 2018, we are optimistic … Continue reading »

Five Key Points on Trump and Immigration

Donald Trump is set to officially kick off his re-election tonight with a rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign four years ago by descending a golden escalator and slandering Mexicans as rapists, is set to return to the same playbook of obsessive fear-mongering around immigrants – his xenophobia is the beating … Continue reading »

Momentum Continues to Grow for Dream and Promise Act as Millions Await House Floor Vote

Last week, the legislation marking up the Dream and Promise Act passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. Amid the administration’s multiple attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and increasing attacks on immigrant populations, these bills will provide not only necessary protections, but … Continue reading »

What’s Wrong With this Picture? DHS Lies, ICE Under Investigation, Journalists Under Surveillance, and Money Taken from Soldiers’ Pay and Pensions

Over the past week, we’ve seen new levels of hypocrisy from the Trump administration and congressional Republicans, as they bend over backwards to embrace Trump’s draconian immigration vision and the unpopular and unconstitutional power grab emergency declaration. According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, “The President’s brand is chaos, and his reelection strategy … Continue reading »

Trump Lies, Republicans Coddle Him and Most Americans Are Turning on Him and Tuning Him Out

From El Paso to Bedminster to Congressional Negotiations, Trump Would Rather Spew Lies than Speak the Truth As President Trump heads to El Paso for a MAGA rally to energize flagging support for his border wall, the reality for the President and the Republican Party is clear: the more Trump talks about his wall and … Continue reading »

USA Today Op-Ed: Republicans embraced Trump’s immigration scare tactics and paid a high political price

“While Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric might have energized Republicans in red states, polling shows it alienated everyone else” Let’s not forget. In the 2018 midterms Trump and his party closed with an ugly and unprecedented deluge of racism and xenophobia: hysteria about a caravan of bedraggled refugees a thousand miles from the border; the deployment of … Continue reading »

Five Ways President Trump Manufactured the Chaos and Crisis at the Border

Trump’s Election Mode of Divide and Distract Continues Unabated The chaos we are witnessing at the border is directly attributable to the choices of the Trump White House to dismantle proven approaches and processes and to stoke fears and escalate a crisis. While Trump and company may view the lawlessness and disorder on display as … Continue reading »

Kansas City Star: Kobach’s Campaign Checked “Logic and Reason at the Door”

Following Kris Kobach’s loss in his gubernatorial bid, Hunter Woodall and Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star published a deep dive behind the scenes of his failed campaign. Kobach has long been an anti-immigrant extremist and an ardent supporter of Donald Trump; his campaign this year followed the GOP divide-and-distract strategy that led dozens … Continue reading »