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Election 2017

Trump Effect in Action: View Some of 2017’s Most Racist Ads, Flyers, and Campaign Mailers

UPDATE: November 8, 2017: Every single Democrat below who was the target of a hate-based ad has won. The lesson of 2017 — racism doesn’t pay. It’s Election Day again, which means that another season of bigoted, hateful, racist, and anti-immigrant campaign material has come to an end. While ugly campaign tactics are nothing new, … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: What You Need To Know About the Virginia Elections on Tuesday, November 7

Today Democrats elected the first Latinas @guzman4delegate @HalaAyala; first openly transgender woman @pwcdanica; first Vietnamese-American @KathyKLTran to the Virginia House of Delegates. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. #GameOnVA — Francisco J. Pelayo (@FranPelayo) November 8, 2017 Democrats will have veto power over Virginia's next post-census electoral map for the first time since 1991. … Continue reading »

Groups Gearing Up for Get-Out-the-Vote Effort in Virginia Ahead of the Nov. 7 Election

Woodbridge, VA – With five days to go in one of the most consequential elections of the Trump Presidency, NextGen America, CASA in Action, Center for Community Change Action, and America’s Voice Virginia are gearing up for a frenetic last push to get out the Latino vote in Virginia to combat the hateful and anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

In New Jersey, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate is Also Using Trump Anti-Immigrant Tactics

For evidence of the toxic influence that Donald Trump (and Republicans who are willing to abide by him) have had on the national discourse, look no further than this year’s two gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. In Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie has made national news for race-baiting, immigrant-demonizing attack ads that conflate Democrat … Continue reading »

With Two Weeks Left Before Election Day in Virginia, CASA in Action Launches Spanish Radio Ads to Turnout the Latino and Immigrant Vote

Falls Church, VA –  With just two weeks before the 2017 Virginia elections, CASA in Action is launching a series of Spanish language radio ads to turn out Latino and immigrant voters in Northern Virginia. The ads, which will air on Spanish Language radio stations across Northern Virginia, highlight Dr. Ralph Northam’s support for Virginia … Continue reading »

Ed Gillespie’s Campaign in Virginia Shows How Republicans Have Embraced Racism

Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia this year, has been running an ugly, race-based, fear-mongering campaign that demonizes immigrants and throws around nonsensical threats about MS 13. It’’s an ugly embrace of Trump’s tactics and if he wins, Republicans should brace themselves for a whole new crop of crazy in their candidates for … Continue reading »

Tom Steyer, Immigrant Rights Advocates, and Canvassers Discuss Converting Politics of Hate into Power in VA Gubernatorial Race

A recording of today’s event is available here Woodbridge, VA — Less than a month from election day, Tom Steyer, President of NextGen America, joined America’s Voice, CASA in Action, and Center for Community Change Action on a press call today to denounce Ed Gillespie’s racially divisive campaign and to highlight the work of immigrant rights … Continue reading »

Ed Gillespie’s Racist Campaign Tactics Take Center Stage

Washington Post Editorial Board and Richmond Times-Dispatch Have Taken Notice Richmond, VA –  Weeks after Charlottesville showed us the deadly consequences of racial incitement, Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia, has deliberately turned his campaign into an ugly, divisive and racist series of attack ads. Gillespie’s television and radio ads, as well as mailings from … Continue reading »

Virginia Faith, Immigrant, and Minority Groups Denounce Hateful Rhetoric from Ed Gillespie and Virginia GOP, Launch ‘Stop the Hate’ Petition

CASA in Action, NAACP-Prince William, Emgage Action, NAKASEC, Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies & Understanding, SEIU Virginia 512, Ironworkers Movement for Justice Coalition, Tenants and Workers United, Faith in Public Life Action Fund, Mason DREAMers, Adnan Bokhari, Showing Up for Racial Justice Northern Virginia, and ACLU People Power-Fairfax, all took part in the press conference … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Washington Post Highlights the Diverse Candidates Running for the Virginia House of Delegates from Prince William County

Washington, DC – In Prince William County, one of the most diverse, fast-growing, suburban swing districts outside of Washington, a diverse set of candidates are turning political will into political action by mounting challenges to incumbents, and overcoming old stereotypes. Fenit Nirappil of The Washington Post, writes that Prince William County has shifted from “mostly white, rural and … Continue reading »