Latinx and immigrant rights organizers are just a few hundred dollars away from raising $15,000 to erect a 15,000 foot “banner wall” around the Quicken Loans Arena during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. From ThinkProgress: Tania Unzueta, an undocumented community organizer with the immigrant rights advocacy... Continue »
Republican National Convention organizers are finally admitting what we’ve suspected all along: Donald Trump’s candidacy has cost the event financially big-time. Back in January, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer — who in true Trumpian fashion has taken to trolling a Latino journalist on Twitter — reassured reporters that a potential Trump... Continue »
Lynn Tramonte: “Gov. Pence is signing his name in indelible ink onto Donald Trump’s dark and divisive vision for America.” The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the selection of Mike Pence as the Republican vice-presidential nominee: “While Gov. Mike Pence has... Continue »
The below is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to Hillary Clinton’s speech today at the national convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC): “Hillary Clinton today outlined a welcoming vision for America and its millions of immigrant families – a vision... Continue »
In an open letter rejecting his candidacy, Silicon Valley leaders from Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Reddit, StubHub, Meetup, and dozens of other companies call Donald Trump “a disaster for innovation.” 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Trump has promised to build a massive... Continue »
With the GOP convention just days away, Ohio authorities “have been collecting intelligence on extremist groups to identify any possible threats,” reports the New York Times. Among the extremist groups expected to rally around Donald Trump in Cleveland are white nationalist groups American Freedom Party, Blood and Honour and... Continue »
A wall was erected in Colorado during Donald Trump’s visit to the state earlier this month — but it’s definitely not the kind the presumptive Republican nominee has proposed. ProgressNow, Strong Colorado and over two dozen local groups joined forces to build a nine-foot-tall wall out of cardboard boxes... Continue »
Yesterday, leading Nevada organizations gathered to announce a historic, multi-million dollar, immigration-based electoral campaign designed to flex the muscle and power of the pro-immigrant vote. The Culinary Union Local 226, PLAN Action, Center for Community Change Action, Latino Victory Project, Nevada’s Voice, and immigrant voters gathered to discuss the collaboration that... Continue »
Want a fresh reminder why immigration reform legislation has not passed Congress despite broad majority support from the public, including from many Republicans? Witness the past few days, as Donald Trump and the anti-immigrant wing of the GOP continue to put their xenophobic stamp on the party, while facing embarrassingly little... Continue »
TIME reports that on the heels of a controversial UK referendum that has been widely tied to anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, British politician and “Brexit” leader Nigel Farage will attend next week’s GOP convention in Cleveland. Farage won’t say which Republican leader or leaders invited him to the convention,... Continue »