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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Condemns Trump’s Actions, Urges All Americans To “Stand For The Values Of This Country”

In a video message, Gold Star father Khizr Khan condemned Donald Trump’s actions against immigrants, refugees, and Muslims, and encouraged all Americans to call their members of Congress and ask them to take a stand against the President’s attacks. “I want to remind everyone why we migrated to this country,” Mr. Khan said. “We migrated … Continue reading »

“What’s at Stake Is More Than a Policy Debate”: Khizr Khan and Veterans Oscar Vasquez and Rep. Ruben Gallego Condemn Trump Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

A recording of today’s press call is available here. On a press call today, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, Dreamer and Army veteran, Sergeant Oscar Vasquez, and Marine Corps veteran Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) shared their personal stories and reflections on why Trump’s radical policy vision is contrary to core American values and compromises, rather than … Continue reading »

Khizr Khan and Marine Corps Veteran, Rep. Ruben Gallego, to Headline Press Call Condemning Trump Executive Orders

TODAY, January 27 at 11:00 AM EST, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, Dreamer and Army veteran Sergeant Oscar Vasquez, and Marine Corps veteran Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) will gather on a press call to condemn President Trump’s immigration and refugee executive orders. The speakers on the call will share their personal stories and reflections on why … Continue reading »

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan To Urge 500,000 Muslim-Americans To Go To The Polls

In a recorded call this Sunday, Gold Star father Khizr Khan will urge half a million Muslim-Americans to vote in this year’s Presidential election. Mr. Khan and his wife, Ghazala, were attacked by Donald Trump after rebuking his anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric at this past summer’s Democratic National Convention. Their son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, … Continue reading »

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan: “Until Hatred Is Wiped Out Of This United States, We Will Continue To Speak”

Gold Star father Khizr Khan said during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton yesterday that he would stand up to Donald Trump “again and again and again…up until hatred and political bigotry is wiped out of this United States, we will continue to speak.” Khan and his wife Ghazala, the parents of fallen Army Captain Humayun … Continue reading »

The Way Trump is Going after Alicia Machado Speaks Volumes About His Relentless Attacks on Women, Latinos and Immigrants

Below is a new Medium piece by Lynn Tramonte entitled “Alicia Machado Stood Up to a Bully,” followed by a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding Donald Trump’s efforts to smear Alicia Machado. Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, recounts the bravery of Alicia Machado in her battle against Trump’s racist, bigoted attacks. The … Continue reading »

GOP Leaders: The Moment of Truth is at Hand; The Time To Rescind Your Support of Trump is Now

History Has Its Eyes on You Yesterday, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post called the question on GOP leaders: “If individual Republicans don’t break off their support for Trump’s candidacy now — by, say, withdrawing their endorsements — they run the risk of having no choice but to do so after Trump sinks further into wretchedness and depravity…At that … Continue reading »

In Rebuke Of Trump, Hanna First Congressional Republican To Choose Country Over Party. Will His Colleagues Follow?

New York’s Rep. Richard Hanna became the first Republican member of Congress to announce support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Rep. Hanna said that Trump’s attacks on the Khan family made him feel “incensed…I was stunned by the callousness of his comments,” and noted, “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really … Continue reading »

Ana Navarro: Does Donald Trump “Have The Basic Decency, The Basic Human Empathy To Be Commander-in-Chief?”

Republican strategist Ana Navarro excoriated Donald Trump for his disgraceful attacks targeting Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of fallen Captain Humayun Khan. “Does he have the basic decency?” Navarro asks during the CNN appearance. “Does he have the basic human empathy to be able to be Commander-in-Chief?” “In case you’ve lost track, this is … Continue reading »

Party Over Patriotism: Rep. Joe Heck Silent on Trump’s Attack on Gold Star Family

Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks against the Khan family are the latest, and perhaps most heartless, example of his campaign’s sustained attempts to stoke racial and religious animosity. In their refusal to disavow Trump, Republicans are enabling his behavior and prioritizing party over country. Greg Sargent, writing for the Washington Post clearly summarized the GOP’s fate: “If individual Republicans don’t … Continue reading »