As candidate Donald Trump gears up to, once again, make demonizing immigrants and fear-mongering about Latinos the centerpiece of his 2020 electoral strategy, new research outlines the blueprint for parties, candidates, and organizations to capitalize on the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the 2020 electorate – 32 million Latino voters. The Latino Vote Project –… Continue »

Key Insights Nationally and in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Texas View the report online here View the slide deck online here Listen to a recording of today’s call here Today, experts reviewed a new Latino electorate analysis, conducted by Catalist and Latino Decisions on behalf of America’s Voice and the Immigration Hub, showing a need… Continue »

 Leading observers add some powerful new commentary to the points we’ve been making about the Trump administration’s immigration and border failures and motivations: Trump’s non-existent “policies” have failed and he has no idea what to do; There are practical solutions that a mature and sane administration would pursue; and Despite xenophobia backfiring in 2018, Trump’s… Continue »

Texas is ground zero for the fight for and against a border wall. The state has the longest border with Mexico of any American state which is why President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on that border is of vital importance to the Lone Star state. On March 14, 2019,… Continue »

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate delivered a stunning rebuke to President Trump. Fifty-nine Senators, including 12 Republican Senators, stood up for the Constitution and voted to reject Trump’s fake national emergency. On the other hand, 41 Republican Senators chose Trump over the Constitution, and one of them was the recently appointed Senator… Continue »

Maribel Hastings Beto O’Rourke, the charismatic former Democratic congressman from Texas, who in November nearly unseated Senator Ted Cruz in a traditionally-Republican state, threw his hat into the ring for his party’s presidential nomination. With him, there are already fifteen Democrats vying for the spot. As one would expect, many of these same Democrats who… Continue »

Yesterday’s Senate Rebuke the Latest Reminder That “He’s a Weak President with Little to Run On in 2020 Besides Spreading Lies, Stoking Fear and Exploiting Racial Grievance” Yesterday’s Senate vote was a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump – underscoring, as Frank Sharry noted, that he is a “weak president with little to run on in… Continue »

As we’ve been noting, ahead of this week’s Senate vote on the resolution to block Trump’s unconstitutional emergency declaration, the Trump administration has been relying on a vicious cycle of circular logic and lies to attempt to justify that there’s a crisis that only a border wall will fix. As Greg Sargent of the Washington… Continue »

By Maribel Hastings Unless Congress steps in and impeaches him, Donald J. Trump is getting ready to seek re-election in the 2020 general elections. In theory, The Democrats will put up a powerful fight that ensures Trump is on the list of one-term presidents. But going from theory to practice, and from here to 2020,… Continue »

“I’ll protect you” In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein looks at Trump’s recent CPAC speech, identifying the dark phrase, “I’ll protect you,” as an encapsulation of his likely 2020 re-election message. Brownstein also recognizes that while the relentless and ugly focus on xenophobia may rally the GOP base, it also “hardens the… Continue »