Leading voices condemn Trump’s effort to encourage violence in desperate attempt to hold onto power A weak, failing, threatened and scared President Trump is openly encouraging  violence in a desperate attempt to scare voters and hold onto power. Leading observers are capturing the dangerous moment facing our democracy:  Dana Milbank in the Washington Post: “In… Continue »

Strategic racism didn’t work in 2018. Let’s make sure it doesn’t work in 2020.   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice, taking stock of the latest political state of play: Much to the distress of Trump and the GOP, a powerful multiracial majority is gearing up to reject… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention: Whew. We’re sure glad that’s over. Let’s leave all that in the rear view mirror. It’s time to double down on the work ahead to consolidate the majority determined to achieve a better, more… Continue »

The former DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, Elizabeth Neumann, had this to say about the connection between Trump’s racist rhetoric and the permission it gives to his more rabid followers:  “Things like ‘there are good people on both sides,’ or ‘send them back to where they came from,’ those words gave permission… Continue »

Continues Drive to End Popular Program and Put Dreamers on a Path to Deportation On Day One of its convention, the Republican Party portrayed itself as the “law and order” party. But as we have learned the hard way, it’s critical to watch what they do and not what they say. Take the Trump administration’s… Continue »

 In a new analysis posted at Medium in advance of the Republican convention, Frank Sharry predicts: “This convention is going to be a tribute to Trump and the GOP’s embrace of white identity politics. It’s gonna be ugly.” Clearly, Trump and his enablers believe racism and xenophobia works. Stephen Miller recently asserted that Joe Biden’s… Continue »

Mary Trump: “…the separating of children from their parents; the torture, the kidnapping, and the incarceration of them in cages, was unthinkable, unbearable”   One of the most morally abhorrent chapters in American history is the Trump administration’s policy to rip kids from their parents in hopes that the cruelty would deter future arrivals.  In… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to Steve Bannon and leaders of the ‘We Build the Wall’ fundraising campaign being charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in a multi-state criminal conspiracy. This is a story that captures the era.  The President’s men have been… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to President Trump’s speech in Yuma, Arizona today, in which he accused Joe Biden of being a radical on immigration. “The vast majority of Americans believe in a commonsense approach to immigration. It starts with creating a roadmap to citizenship… Continue »

Trump heads to Arizona; Schumer heads to New York harbor Today, Donald Trump heads to Arizona to hug his border wall. Tonight, Chuck Schumer delivers his convention speech in front of the Statue of Liberty.  Trump will demonize immigrants, claim inaccurately that his wall saved us from the pandemic, and thrill his shrinking core of… Continue »