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Election 2017

Listen to the A is for America Podcast with Yaheiry Mora, CASA in Action

In the latest episode of our podcast, we spoke with Yaheiry Mora, Director of CASA in Action.  Last fall, Republicans tried to use Trumpist, anti-immigrant messaging in the campaign for Virginia governor — and it backfired horribly. That route has also failed to work in numerous races around the country this year. Yet Republicans have made … Continue reading »

The Jeff Sessions Campaign Tour: How the AG is Traveling Around the Country Demonizing Immigrants — And Candidates Are Echoing Him

Since at least April of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been out across the country giving speeches that are helping to lay the foundation for an anti-immigrant political strategy in the 2018 midterms. Republicans have already made it clear that this is what they will run on this fall, even though has already … Continue reading »

When Will GOP Candidates Learn that Scapegoating Immigrants Won’t Work?

Since the election of Donald Trump a number of other Republicans have tried to mimic his style of anti-immigrant ugliness to win elected office. But, many of their attempts have failed or backfired, showing repeatedly that — despite Trump’s election — attacking immigrants is not a path to electoral victory. After over a dozen electoral … Continue reading »

Multiple Polls Show Black Voters Don’t Like Racist GOP Attacks, Period

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that there’s one group of Americans who oppose Donald Trump’s stupid, wasteful border wall even more than Latinos — and that’s black Americans, 87% of whom do not believe that the wall should be built. In his Washington Post analysis, Eugene Scott notes that there are a few reasons why … Continue reading »

The GOP’s Failing Strategy to Win Elections By Attacking Immigrants

OVERVIEW Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was the latest reminder that the Republican Party is planning to run hard on immigration and so-called “sanctuary cities” during the 2018 cycle. The results of Tuesday’s special election in PA-18, meanwhile, were the latest evidence that the GOP’s anti-immigrant attacks aren’t working — and in … Continue reading »

Yes, the Stunning Upset in the Alabama Senate Race Will Have a Direct Impact On Getting the Dream Act Enacted This Year: Here’s How

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The surprise election of Doug Jones to the Senate sends an unmistakable message to members of Congress up for reelection in 2018. To Democrats, the message is that you have a progressive base that will turn out for you – if you … Continue reading »

Key Takeaways for 2018 Midterms: African American Voters in Virginia 2017

A recording of today’s event is available here. On a press call and webinar today, experts analyzed newly released Election Eve polling of the African American electorate in Virginia’s 2017 elections conducted by the African American Research Collaborative (AARC). The Black vote shifted significantly in the last 30 days before the Virginia election, resulting in strong … Continue reading »

Virginia Election Eve Poll Results: Virginia Turns Hate into Political Power

A recording of today’s event is available here. On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of Election Eve polling of Virginia’s voters. The poll, which sampled white, African American, Latino and Asian American voters, was co-sponsored by … Continue reading »

An Election That Looks Like America: View the Historic Victories of the 2017 Election

Last night, equality, fairness and diversity won big: in just the Virginia House of Delegates, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to be elected to a statehouse in history, Kathy Tran became the first Asian-American woman elected to the Virginia House, and Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala became the first Latinas to be … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Congratulates Community and Labor Groups Who Worked to Turn Hate into Political Power in Virginia

On Wednesday morning at 11 am eastern, America’s Voice will release a 1,600-person Election Eve survey of Latino, Asian American, African American, and white voters. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, will show the margins, views on key issues and the reach of air and ground games. To join tomorrow’s 11am ET call and webinar, please dial 877-876-9173, Passcode: Virginia Poll, WEBINAR: http://connexevent.adobeconnect.com/virginiapoll110817/ … Continue reading »