The American electorate is growing more diverse every day, with Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and young people making up a larger share of the population. Today, national and local leaders convened a panel discussion, hosted by Ohio’s Voice and Latino Victory Fund, to discuss the latest demographic data and the Republican Party’s challenges and… Continue »

“Senator Rob Portman has made time for Donald Trump, but he hasn’t made time to meet with constituents” Yesterday, former Governor Ted Strickland broke bread with community leaders and Ohio immigrant families as part of the nationwide DAPA Dinners campaign.  The DAPA Dinners campaign invites 2016 political candidates, Senators, and Members of Congress of all parties to join… Continue »

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland broke bread with community leaders and Ohio immigrant families as part of the nationwide DAPA Dinners campaign today in Lorain.  Lorain City Council Member Angel Arroyo; Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera; Victor Leandry, Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales; and Father Bill Thaden of Sacred Heart Church also attended the dinner with Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA) leaders and member families. The event… Continue »

The U.S. Supreme Court failed to reach a precedential decision in the US v. Texas immigration case today.  They deadlocked in a tie, sending the case back to the lower court.  Following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice: Today’s tie is a harsh blow to thousands of Ohio immigrants who work hard and just want a… Continue »

Tomorrow or next Monday, the Supreme Court will finally issue a decision in the United States v Texas immigration case that has put thousands of Ohioans’ lives on hold. Approximately 35,000 Ohio immigrants, many of whom are parents of U.S. citizens, could benefit from the immigration policies announced by the Department of Homeland Security in 2014.  According to a new report from… Continue »

A year ago today, Donald Trump (R) descended an escalator in Trump Tower and announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency by spewing a mouthful of hate. As Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflects in a statement today: “Throughout the past year, Trump has made abjectly racist statements – calling Mexican immigrants ‘rapists;’ saying a U.S.-born… Continue »

As the firestorm surrounding Donald Trump’s latest racist comments grows, Ohio faith and civic leaders are demanding Sen. Rob Portman rescind his endorsement of Trump or own the GOP leader’s words. Throughout his campaign Trump has made headlines with his racism, sexism, and disgusting attacks on the disabled. And yet, Senator Portman endorsed Trump just last month – long… Continue »

By Continuing to Support the Republican Nominee, Ohio Officials Like Sen. Portman Have “Cut a Deal with the Devil” After Donald Trump’s comments questioning Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s impartiality due to his Hispanic heritage, it’s clear that the presumptive Republican nominee is espousing an overtly racist view. In a new column on Cleveland.com, Brent Larkin explores the… Continue »

It’s clear that Donald Trump is espousing an overtly racist vision of America. He says a U.S.-born judge of Mexican ancestry cannot sit in judgment of Trump because, well, he’s of Mexican ancestry. He doubts a Muslim judge could be fair. He started his rise in the GOP as a “birther” — claiming the President was not born… Continue »

A public service announcement campaign designed to encourage Cincinnati residents to support common-sense immigration policies will begin airing this week on local radio stations WKRQ-FM, WREW-FM, WUBE-FM, and WYGY-FM.  Commissioned by Bustos Media, LLC, and Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., and created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus, the My American Story PSA campaign shines a light on the nation’s flawed… Continue »