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ICYMI: Gabe Ortíz: “When We Turned #ThatMexicanThing into Stories of Our Patriotism and Resilience”

In a new piece for Medium, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz reflects on his family’s immigration history and subsequent life in the United States in the context of Governor Pence’s dismissive “that Mexican thing again” comment from last night’s vice presidential debate. Ortíz notes that hidden in Pence’s attempt to dismiss Kaine’s defense of Latinos was a … Continue reading »

“We Work Hard, Pay Taxes, And Are Proud To Be Americans”: See Some Of Our Favorite #ThatMexicanThing Tweets

Latinos and immigrants responded to Mike Pence’s flippant “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” remark to Tim Kaine during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate by turning a hashtag into a channel of patriotism, resilience and pride. According to TIME, #ThatMexicanThing became the third most tweeted moment from the debate. Below are some of our favorite selections from … Continue reading »

When We Turned #ThatMexicanThing Into Stories Of Our Patriotism and Resilience

Crossposted from Medium. Mike Pence probably didn’t realize the wildfire he sparked when he tried to shut down Tim Kaine with that dismissive “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” comment during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate. His running mate, Donald Trump, has been on a relentless smear campaign against Latinos and immigrants since the … Continue reading »

We Are More Than a ‘Thing’: We Are a Vote

In Spanish here. Every time I hear comments like those Republican Governor Mike Pence said, with a certain disgust and classism, during the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, referring to “that Mexican thing” after his Democratic opponent Tim Kaine brought up a topic, I try to not immediately think of myself.  But, as a Mexican, it … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Gov. Pence Attempts to Whitewash Trump’s Radical Immigration Stance

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice reacting to the immigration discussion during tonight’s vice presidential debate: “On immigration, Gov. Mike Pence tonight attempted to whitewash the scope and intentions of Donald Trump’s radical immigration stance. While Gov. Pence was either willfully ignorant or purposefully obfuscating the true details of the … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Resources Ahead of VP Debate

Just like the presidential matchup, the vice presidential debate between Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D) presents a sharp contrast on immigration – each candidate embodies and embraces their respective parties’ wildly distinct visions about immigrants and immigration reform. Below, we offer key immigration questions for each ticket; provide a … Continue reading »

Across the Nation, Hundreds of Latino Voters, Families and Allies Gathered for Swing State Debate Watch Parties

Last night, community leaders, immigrant families, and allies gathered throughout battleground states to watch the first of three Presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In an election cycle dominated by racist rhetoric and bigotry, the two candidates have offered the starkest contrast on immigration in recent history – one of inclusion and one of division – and … Continue reading »

Immigrant Families, Community Leaders Across Country Gather To Watch First Presidential Debate

Last night, community leaders and immigrant families gathered all across the nation to watch the first of three Presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With the two parties offering the starkest contrast on immigration yet — one of inclusion, versus one of division — immigrant families know what’s at stake at this November. In the battleground … Continue reading »

Florida Organizations and Community Members Will Gather To Watch Clinton and Trump in First General Election Debate

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TODAY, September 26 at 8 PM EST (See Below for Location Near You) Florida Organizations and Community Members Will Gather To Watch Clinton and Trump in First General Election Debate TODAY, September 26 at 8:00 PM EST, Florida organizations will gather across the state for dynamic discussions about what’s at stake in this presidential election, … Continue reading »

For First General Election Presidential Debate, North Carolina Latino Organizations Will Host Phone Banks and Watch Parties

Latino organizations are gathering for a phone bank to Latino voters ahead of the first general election presidential debate. Following the phone bank, organization members and allies will watch the debate live on Univision. The events will be open to press, and participants in the phone bank and debate watch party will be available for … Continue reading »