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Advocates Send Clear Message to GOP: Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Will Boycott #TrumpsParty in November
Today, Donald Trump is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. On the very same day, the Senate carry out is serving taco salad bowls for lunch—a fitting reminder of the recent “hispandering” that Trump, the most anti-immigrant and xenophobic presidential candidate in modern U.S. history, has engaged in. As Republican politicians increasingly lineup in support of Trump as their Party’s presumptive nominee, immigration advocates are delivering taco bowls to the offices of key Senators and House Members planning to stand alongside Trump in November.
Advocates delivered taco bowls bearing the message: “Latino, APIA, and immigrant voters will never forget who stood with Donald Trump. #TrumpsParty,” reminding those Members of Congress that Latino and immigrant voters don’t take Donald Trump’s racism and extremism lightly, and won’t forget those who went along with his candidacy in November.
The groups delivering the taco bowls today were among those involved in the delivery of cantaloupes to 224 House members who voted with Steve King to defund DACA in 2013 and Thanksgiving dinner to GOP House leadership in 2013. Actions like the one today are a welcome reminder to Republican politicians that the same immigrants they are pledging to deport, are often the ones putting food on their table.
Senator Cory Gardner can no longer hide from his declared support of the Republican nominee. Said Alvina Vasquez, Director of Colorado’s Voice “Senator Cory Gardner has said that he will support Trump, so he should enjoy this taco bowl that was delivered. Colorado’s Latino voters will not forget that he is supporting a disrespectful and racist candidate. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman should be representing hard working American families who work hard, and recognize that without their hard work our economy would collapse. Instead they choose to represent Donald Trump’s divisive ideologies. If Trump is elected families will be separated and our economy will suffer.”
Taco bowls were delivered to the offices of the following members:
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Rep. David Valadao (R-CA), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO).