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Election 2017

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 »

Virginia’s GOP Candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie Doubles Down and Continues Race Baiting with Abhorrent and Misleading Ad

The racist 30-second spot uses images of MS-13 gang members in an El Salvador prison in last ditch effort to motivate voters by appealing to their fears Washington, DC – Republican Ed Gillespie released his latest ad attacking Democratic candidate Ralph Northam last night. In it, Gillespie uses imagery of MS-13 gang members in a … Continue reading »

At Virginia Gubernatorial Debate, Gillespie Sticks With Anti-Immigrant Script

Last night’s gubernatorial debate in Northern Virginia, moderated by NBC’s Chuck Todd, provided an opportunity to hear more about the positions on immigration from Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie. It did offer an opportunity for Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee, to speak to the growing immigrant community in the northern part of the state and … Continue reading »

With Seven Weeks till Election Day, What’s At Stake in Virginia

By Julio Lainez, America’s Voice Virginia State Director This year, Virginia is ground zero for electoral politics and immigration issues are playing a key role in the state’s contests. Tonight we will hear from the two candidates vying to replace Gov. Terry McAuliffe as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Two candidates with two completely … Continue reading »

Statement from AV Executive Director Frank Sharry on Virginia’s Second Gubernatorial Debate in Tysons, VA

Tysons, VA – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice ahead of today’s Virginia gubernatorial debate between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam: Tonight we will pay close attention to what the Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie has to say about New Americans who have made Virginia their home. We will … Continue reading »

Nextgen America Teams Up With Leading Immigrant Rights Group To Build Up The Latino And Pro-immigrant Vote For Virginia Elections

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Yesterday, Tom Steyer, President of NextGen America, announce da newly formed partnership with CASA in Action, Center for Community Change Action, and America’s Voice to elevate immigration as a voting issue in this November’s election. The $1 million dollar investment will include canvassing and GOTV efforts to ensure pro-immigrant and Latino … Continue reading »

GOP Candidate Ed Gillespie Opposes In-State Tuition for DREAMers During Virginia Debate

Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate this year happened over the weekend, and featured Democrat Ralph Northam against Republican Ed Gillespie. Among the variety of issues they discussed were in-state tuition for Dreamers and laws for so-called “sanctuary cities”. Ralph Northam is a doctor, Army vet, former Virginia state senator, and current Lieutenant Governor for Virginia. Gillespie … Continue reading »