During a fiery speech in support of Hillary Clinton last week, Alicia Machado declared that the 2016 race is “our election. This is our election, Latinos!” “It’s really clear that he does not respect women. He just judges us on our looks,” Machado said during the Florida rally, her first joint appearance with Clinton. “He… Continue »

Judging by their continued actions and statements, the Republican presidential ticket seems intent on personally insulting Latino voters and on driving more Latinos into the arms of the Democrats. As Adrian Carrasquillo writes in a BuzzFeed article titled, “Why #ThatMexicanThing Matters,” a “Latino thing” has become perhaps the most consequential storyline emanating from each of the first two… Continue »

When Donald Trump attacked Alicia Machado as “Miss Housekeeping,” he was also attacking the very workers who keep his hotels running and his pockets full. To coincide with his Nevada visit yesterday, Dora Patricia Rivera, Ofelia Diaz-Cardenas, and Celia Vargas — all guest room attendants at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas — issued… Continue »

74% of likely voters have heard of Donald Trump’s ongoing sexist and racist attacks on Alicia Machado, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released today. Trump’s insults — including body-shaming the former Miss Universe as “Miss Piggy” and insulting her as “Miss Housekeeping” because of her heritage —  have been a part of what NBC News… Continue »

Washington, DC – Presentamos un nuevo artículo de Lynn  Tramonte publicado en Medium, titulado “Alicia Machado encaró a un bravucón”, seguido de un comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en relación con los esfuerzos de Trump por calumniar a Alicia Machado. Lynn Tramonte, subdirectora de America’s Voice, hace un recuento del valor de Alicia Machado en… Continue »

If Burr Won’t Stand Up to Trump Now When Will He? Senator Burr’s silence is deafening as Donald Trump doubles down on his “Machado Moment” and focuses the full energy of his campaign on disgusting, sexist, racist, and bullying attacks against Alicia Machado, a Latina, Miss Universe pageant winner. North Carolinians elected Burr to represent… Continue »

Below is a new Medium piece by Lynn Tramonte entitled “Alicia Machado Stood Up to a Bully,” followed by a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding Donald Trump’s efforts to smear Alicia Machado. Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, recounts the bravery of Alicia Machado in her battle against Trump’s racist, bigoted attacks. The… Continue »

Yesterday, David Damore, a senior analyst with leading polling firm Latino Decisions, joined radio host Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress to discuss Donald Trump’s attacks on Alicia Machado and the impact it could have on Latino voters in the election. Machado has spoken out about Trump’s racist and sexist insults dating back to her reign as… Continue »

Crossposted from Medium. When Donald Trump bullied Alicia Machado as “Miss Housekeeping,” it was meant as so much more than a personal, racist insult. He showed the contempt he has for the immigrant women who support their families as housekeepers and domestic workers, like my mom. When I was a little boy, I kept the… Continue »

How Can Down-Ballot Republicans Continue to Embrace Trump? As we noted yesterday, one of the most consequential moments of the first presidential debate occurred when Hillary Clinton introduced viewers to Alicia Machado – the Latina Miss Universe pageant winner whom Donald Trump mocked in a cruel, sexist, and yes, racist manner. He publicly fat-shamed her,… Continue »