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North Carolina Gov. Cooper’s Veto a Victory for Common-Sense Policymaking and Rejection of Divisive Partisan Fear-Mongering

The news that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed legislation that would subvert local law enforcement’s authority and force local sheriffs to act as ICE deportation agents is a positive step for pragmatic policymaking and common-sense. As Governor Cooper rightfully noted in a message accompanying his veto, “This legislation is simply about scoring partisan … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Calls on Foundation for the Carolinas to Stop Funding Hate

Yesterday, America’s Voice sent a letter to the board members of the Foundation for the Carolinas regarding its funding of organizations deemed “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Per the Foundation’s financial statements from 2014 until 2017, the foundation has disbursed more than $11 million to groups like the Center for Immigration Studies … Continue reading »

ICE Arrests North Carolina Man Who Had Been in Sanctuary; 27 Faith Allies Arrested During Protest

Over Thanksgiving weekend In Durham, North Carolina, two dozen members of CityWell United Methodist Church were arrested after attempting to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from detaining Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who had taken sanctuary in the church eleven months earlier.   Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old father whose 19-year-old son, Daniel, is a U.S. citizen, first came … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Voters Reject Two Pro-ICE Sheriffs in North Carolina”

In a must-read blog post, America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth breaks down two failed reelection bids of North Carolina sheriffs who collaborated with Trump’s deportation ICE in deporting undocumented immigrants. Read the full blog post from Matt Hildreth below: Last night, due to the activism and work of advocates on the front lines in North … Continue reading »

Voters Reject Two Pro-ICE Sheriffs In North Carolina

Last night, due to the activism and work of advocates on the front lines in North Carolina, two sheriffs who have worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — and boasted about it — lost their reelection bids. In Mecklenberg County,  Garry McFadden easily defeated incumbent Sheriff Irwin Carmichael, a long-time supporter of the odious … Continue reading »

A Tale of Two Congressional Responses to Immigration Raids

In NY-22, Rep. Claudia Tenney is Silent, While in NC-4, Rep. David Price Shows Up and Speaks Out New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) has a lot to say. She’s incensed at Canada for a pricing scheme that undercuts New York’s dairy industry. She’s outraged that leaders in New York want to ensure that every driver on the state’s roads … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for North Carolina and America

Raleigh, NC  – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America,including more than 27,000 in North Carolina. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a … Continue reading »

North Carolina Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 81-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 73-22%

Below are key candidate questions for the North Carolina-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HEREstarting tomorrow.  In North Carolina, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 82-15% margin. By comparison, … Continue reading »

Latino Early Vote Surges by 86% in North Carolina; Trump Crashes into Latino Firewall

North Carolina joins Nevada, Texas, Florida, in Early Vote Drubbing As early voting wraps up in North Carolina and other key states, the Latino community has delivered a stinging rebuke of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda in the most American way – with their vote. According to data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Latinos in North Carolina … Continue reading »

Republicans a No-Show at Major Latino Election Event

Cooper and Ross in attendance, but where were McCrory and Burr? On Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) hosted its candidate forum with over 1,000 representatives from statewide Latino organizations. Seemingly, the only people missing were Governor McCrory and Senator Burr who, despite repeated invitations, declined to even send a representative. The … Continue reading »