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Election 2020

More Signs that Latino Voters Are Engaged and Motivated

Fed Up with Being a Doormat for Trump’s Cruelty, Disparagement and Hate While there are many storylines and implications from Super Tuesday and what it means for November, the engagement and power of the Latino electorate should be part of the discussion. While we await more evidence in coming days documenting Latino turnout particulars, early … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Fear-Mongering in March 3 Primary Ads: Republicans Echo Trump’s Scare Tactics in Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas

This week, voters in Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas — among ten other Super Tuesday states — are selecting primary nominees for local, state, and national races. Candidates (as well as organizations and PACs) have been blanketing social media channels and airwaves with racist and xenophobic ads. The America’s Voice project 2020AdWatch.com is tracking … Continue reading »

Beating Trump: Why and How Democrats Should Lean Into Immigration

The American Public Supports Immigrants and Reform Tonight, Democratic presidential candidates will again gather on a debate stage to highlight their vision for America and make the case for why they are best equipped to defeat Donald Trump. Here are reminders why immigration needs to be an essential part of the conversation, inextricable from both … Continue reading »

Lessons from Nevada: Sustained Investment and Organizing Toward Latino Voters Matters

As leading Nevada political observer Jon Ralston tweeted this morning, the Nevada caucus turnout this year was approximately 100,000, up from approximately 86,000 in 2016. Part of that increase was due to energy and engagement by Latino voters, who both contributed to the overall high turnout as well as the caucus victory by Bernie Sanders.  … Continue reading »

The Trumpian GOP is the Anti-Immigrant Party, and Democrats are the Pro-Immigrant Party

With the Majority of Voters Pro-Immigrant, It’s Time for the Democrats to Lean In and Turn this Issue into a Winner The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the role of immigration in the 2020 elections and the way Democrats can best engage it: In a searing New Yorker piece … Continue reading »

In Iowa, Latino Voters Have a Reason to Caucus Like Never Before 

The Iowa Caucus is finally here, and America’s Voice has been on the ground in Des Moines telling the story of the 2020 Democratic caucus through the lens of Latino and immigrant voters. Voters of color have often been ignored by mainstream Democrats campaigning in Iowa, a state that is more than 90% white. And … Continue reading »

2020 Elections: Here Are the Democratic Candidates’ Immigration Plans

First published June 13, 2019; last updated January 16, 2020 The 2020 Democratic primary has in general not been marked by major policy differences, and immigration is no exception. On immigration, the candidates’ plans are in near-consensus, with differences found only in degree and emphasis. Each plan recognizes the urgent need to create a pathway … Continue reading »

A Year Out from 2020, Don’t Forget About Rural America

In his op-ed for the New York Times, George Goehl, Director of People’s Action, describes the need to and how to connect with often-overlooked voters in rural communities. If progressives don’t, white nationalists will fill that vacuum and use “racism to help make sense of the changing economic conditions and racial demographics.” Organizations like Goehl’s … Continue reading »

Fact Checking Trump’s 2020 Ad Immigration Lie

The Trump re-election campaign aired a new television ad last night that included the claim that Trump has “cut illegal immigration in half.” You’ll be shocked to know the assertion is a flat-out lie.  The ad fine print attributes that claim to a Fox News interview on September 10, 2019 – apparently a reference to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Democrats Seek to Build on 2018 Gains With Latino Voters”

With just over a year until November 2020, Emily Glazer, Joshua Jamerson, and Jim Carlton, writing for the Wall Street Journal, spotlight Latino voters’ high turnout in 2018 and what it could mean for 2020. As the article notes, Latino turnout in 2018 jumped 96% nationally from the 2014 midterms, compared with a 37% increase … Continue reading »