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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 »

ICYMI: Ronald Brownstein: “Why race is moving center stage for 2020”

“Trump’s Xenophobia in Office has Democratic Candidates Talking” Since Trump’s 2016 campaign, racism and xenophobia have become the rallying call, attracting white nationalist supporters and summoning the conversation of race to the forefront of the Democratic debates. In his latest piece for CNN, Ronald Brownstein analyzes the increased centrality of racism and related issues for … Continue reading »

Ahead of Primary Debate, New Data Shows How Latinos Will Shape the 2020 Election

Key Insights Nationally and in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, view the report online here. A recording of today’s call is available here. Ahead of this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston at Texas Southern University, experts today provided analysis on new and recent data on Latino voters, both from the results of the 2018 midterms … Continue reading »

How is Trump Going to Win in 2020 on Immigration When Strong Majorities Oppose Him on Immigration?

“Trump may believe he is the chosen one, but these numbers don’t lie.” President Trump clearly believes immigration should be the central issue in his reelection strategy. Stephen Miller clearly concurs. And many pundits seem to agree, believing Trump must have some special insight into the electorate on the issue, given that he won in … Continue reading »

2020AdWatch.com: A Searchable Database Tracking Xenophobic and Racist Political Ads

Today, America’s Voice is launching a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. We launched a similar project during the 2018 midterm elections, and, to no one’s surprise, we’re already seeing the same type of racist and hateful ads running again this year. Our … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Launches New Website to Track Racist 2020 Ads

“Trump Has Already Put Racism on the Map; We are Just Going to Track It” Today, America’s Voice launched 2020AdWatch.com – a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. The project mirrors a similar effort from the 2018 midterm elections and will rely on … Continue reading »

Here’s What the 2020 Democrats Said About Immigration This Week

What have the 2020 candidates said about immigration during the debates? On this blog, we’ll be posting video compilations of what the Democratic candidates are saying about DACA, asylum, migrant families, and all things immigration when they’re on the debate stage. Also check out what we’ve written on the 2020 Democratic candidates’ immigration plans, and … Continue reading »

Hurd and Graham Illustrate the Moral Collapse of Republicans Under Trump

“The Grand Old Party is now unrecognizable as anything but a personality cult headed towards disaster.” As Donald Trump barnstormed the country again with racist rants and lies about immigrants aimed at pitting Americans against Americans, the moral collapse of the Republican Party came into sharper focus yesterday with two key developments. Rep. Will Hurd … Continue reading »