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ICYMI: As Many Supporters Abandon White Nationalist Steve King, Sen. Ted Cruz Rides In To Offer King His Unqualified Support

Cruz called King to offer support after criticism that he runs with racists and Neo-Nazis AUSTIN, TX – Steve King (R-IA), an unabashed white nationalist and anti-immigrant congressman, has now lost national GOP support and corporate sponsors. His race has become much more competitive with only days to go until the election. Republicans have distanced … Continue reading »

Trump Continues Ugly, Racist, Shameful Assault on Latinos

Spanish-language version follows below. Donald Trump has made attacking immigrants the central tenet of his presidential campaign and his presidency. Yesterday, he released an anti-immigrant ad which is yet another direct attack on the Latino community. The ad makes it clear in the most irresponsible and worrying way that his administration will do whatever it … Continue reading »

After Last Week’s Violence, Republicans Run Ads Stoking Fear of the Caravan

Republicans, led by Trump, have made attacks on immigrants the central focus of their closing argument in 2018. Negative ads on immigration are being run by GOP organizations including the NRSC, NRCC, and RGA, and superPACS like CLF, SLF and America First. America’s Voice has compiled a database of anti-immigrant ads at our Distract and … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Brian Kemp (R-GA)?

Brian Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State and the Republican candidate for governor.  He has spent his time as Secretary of State making it more difficult to vote and is one of the worst anti-immigrant candidates running in the 2018 midterms. Fully embracing the divide and distract strategy promoted by Donald Trump and Stephen … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Trump is Undeterred, Unrestrained and Desperate

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump remains undeterred and unrestrained in his attempts to stoke hate and spread racial terror — all in service of scoring political points and competing in the midterms. He will let nothing stand in the way of his deeply cynical and … Continue reading »

After Last Week’s Violence, Hateful Ads Against Migrant Caravan Need to Come Down

Republicans, led by Trump, have been working to make the caravan of migrants seeking asylum a top political story, believing it will rally their base. Over the weekend, that story was entwined with the horrific massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The alleged shooter had been ranting about the caravan. From CNN: In one post, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: President Trump Should Cancel Tuesday Night’s Immigration Speech

“He’s Throwing a Match on the Kindling. Once Again.” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: At a time when our nation is being ripped apart and threatened by hate-inspired domestic terrorism, the President of the United States should be bringing our nation together, not deliberately sowing division and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: E.J. Dionne Jr., “Trump’s grip on power depends on splitting the nation in two”

In his newest column for the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne Jr. diagnoses Trump’s need to divide the nation in hopes of hanging onto power: “For Trump and his enablers, national unity is not a noble goal but a dire threat to their political well-being.” The piece is excerpted below and available in full here. It’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent, “President Trump has found his Reichstag fire”

Voters Must Reject These Incendiary Stunts by Trump and the GOP Greg Sargent at the Washington Post writes a must-read piece that captures the political and policy dimensions of Trump’s demagoguery on the caravan. Sargent’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. President Trump is now in the process of revealing to the … Continue reading »

Virginia Says it All: GOP Discards Dreamers for their Nativist Base

In Virginia, Republicans have taken off the mask. Republicans are throwing Dreamers to the wind to lock down their base. Just watch the most recent ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) – the political arm of the House Republican Caucus – in Virginia’s Second Congressional District, a contentious battle between Scott Taylor and … Continue reading »