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In Arizona, Nevada and Across America, Xenophobia Backfired in 2018

With the Arizona Senate race now called for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, observers are highlighting how the focus by Trump and McSally on nativism and xenophobia backfired politically. Arizona joined Nevada and other states across the country in rejecting the GOP’s reliance on the ugly “caravan election” strategy. See below for key observations and excerpts: In … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with the AV Politics Team

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with our own Adriana Ruggiero, Viri Vidal, and Mario Carrillo — America’s Voice state directors for California, Nevada, and Texas, respectively — about what’s going on in this last stretch of the 2018 midterm elections. They talked about what’s going … Continue reading »

Mother Jones: “What the Democratic Party Can Learn from Nevada Casino Workers, Cooks, and Housekeepers”

In a new must-read story in Mother Jones, reporter Tim Murphy highlights the efforts and successes of the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada to mobilize the diverse voters found there. For those asking how best to mobilize Latino, Asian-American and other working class voters, studying what Culinary and their many partners do in Nevada seems like a … Continue reading »

Vox: Nevada Offers Democrats Important Lessons on How to Engage Latino Voters

Artie Blanco, Nevada labor organizer:“There’s been consistent investment in the Latino population here. I think the community is figuring out they have a voice” A new Vox article by Ella Nilson explores the remarkable success that labor and community groups in Nevada have had in engaging and mobilizing Latino voters. Built over the years, the … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)?

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is Nevada’s senior Senator and is running for reelection against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. He’s the only Republican Senator who is up for reelection this fall in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Heller has sometimes been considered a moderate on the issue of immigration, especially when compared to … Continue reading »

Mitch McConnell Backed Group Launches Attack Ads Targeting Nevada’s Latino and Immigrant Community

Las Vegas, NV. — A newly released ad from the Senate Leadership Fund, which is aligned with GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has brought the Trump/Republican anti-immigrant political message to Nevada. This ad aims to bolster incumbent Senator Dean Heller is like others produced by Republican candidates over the past year. It shows the GOP’s … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Amy Rose of ACLU of Nevada

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Amy Rose, Legal Director of the ACLU of Nevada, who spoke to us about an anti-immigrant ballot initiative that advocates managed to keep off the ballot this fall in Nevada. It’s been another crazy week in immigration. The Trump Administration continues to … Continue reading »

Axios: Senate Seats in AZ, NV, and TN– Currently Held by Republicans – at Risk, and “DACA is the Biggest Warning Sign for Republicans”

A new poll released today by Beltway outlet Axios finds that Republican-held Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee may be at risk of flipping. The Democratic candidates in each of three states are currently leading or in statistical ties with Republican counterparts. Alexi McCammond of Axios analyzes the exclusive poll: “DACA is the biggest warning sign … Continue reading »

Las Vegas Mom Detained at Green Card Interview

Outrageously cruel treatment of American family, outrageous misuse of US tax dollars   Last week, Cecilia Gomez went to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Las Vegas for a green card interview and never came out.  Instead, she was shoved against a desk by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and put on a bus to … Continue reading »

Las Vegas Now: 20,000 Nevadans fearful as DACA, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) deadline nears

TPS Decision Deadline for El Salvador 01/08/2018: 20 days, cc: Senator Dean Heller Las Vegas, NV – On Monday, Nevadan advocates and community members congregated outside Senator Heller’s office to urge the senator to take a stand for DACA and TPS recipients, including the 20,000 Nevadans who will be impacted, as these two key immigration programs hang in limbo. Las … Continue reading »