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More Signs that Latino Voters Are Engaged and Motivated

Fed Up with Being a Doormat for Trump’s Cruelty, Disparagement and Hate While there are many storylines and implications from Super Tuesday and what it means for November, the engagement and power of the Latino electorate should be part of the discussion. While we await more evidence in coming days documenting Latino turnout particulars, early … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Fear-Mongering in March 3 Primary Ads: Republicans Echo Trump’s Scare Tactics in Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas

This week, voters in Alabama, California, North Carolina, and Texas — among ten other Super Tuesday states — are selecting primary nominees for local, state, and national races. Candidates (as well as organizations and PACs) have been blanketing social media channels and airwaves with racist and xenophobic ads. The America’s Voice project 2020AdWatch.com is tracking … Continue reading »

Will Trump’s Border Wall Obsession Be a Political Liability?

After Defense Secretary Esper Receives Bipartisan Criticism Yesterday, Today Landowners Will Decry Desecration and Seizure of Lands Just because President Trump is obsessed with the political significance of his border wall – often it seems to be the only topic capable of holding his attention – doesn’t make it a politically beneficial subject for Trump’s … Continue reading »

Beating Trump: Why and How Democrats Should Lean Into Immigration

The American Public Supports Immigrants and Reform Tonight, Democratic presidential candidates will again gather on a debate stage to highlight their vision for America and make the case for why they are best equipped to defeat Donald Trump. Here are reminders why immigration needs to be an essential part of the conversation, inextricable from both … Continue reading »

Lessons from Nevada: Sustained Investment and Organizing Toward Latino Voters Matters

As leading Nevada political observer Jon Ralston tweeted this morning, the Nevada caucus turnout this year was approximately 100,000, up from approximately 86,000 in 2016. Part of that increase was due to energy and engagement by Latino voters, who both contributed to the overall high turnout as well as the caucus victory by Bernie Sanders.  … Continue reading »

The Trumpian GOP is the Anti-Immigrant Party, and Democrats are the Pro-Immigrant Party

With the Majority of Voters Pro-Immigrant, It’s Time for the Democrats to Lean In and Turn this Issue into a Winner The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the role of immigration in the 2020 elections and the way Democrats can best engage it: In a searing New Yorker piece … Continue reading »

On Border Wall Funding: Will GOP Senators Once Again Abdicate Their Responsibility, Steal Military Budgets, and Diminish our Security By Letting Trump Raid Money for a Useless Border Wall?

Trump’s new plan to raid an additional $7.2 billion in taxpayer money allotted to the military and narcotics interdiction in order to fund his border wall obsession sets up another moment of truth for Republicans, as Congress is planning on more votes attempting to hold Trump accountable on the subject. Last fall, after Trump raided … Continue reading »

GOP’s Predictable Xenophobia Playbook Again Fails in Louisiana Gubernatorial Run-off Election

So Much for Those Trump’s Coattails… Republicans keep relying on racial incitement and xenophobia in races across the country, but in election after election, the strategy is failing. The latest example comes from the gubernatorial runoff election in Louisiana, won by Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican Eddie Rispone, a Trump clone whose campaign featured … Continue reading »

Election 2019: Highlights from a Night of Progressive, Inclusive Victories

Yesterday, voters in states across the country went to the polls for local and statewide elections, where they again widely rejected xenophobia and elected diverse new leadership. Here are some of the state-by-state highlights from yesterday’s election:   Kentucky  Even as xenophobic fearmongering backfired in the last two cycles, Republican Governor and incumbent candidate Matt Bevin, … Continue reading »

For the Third Straight Election Cycle, the GOP Relied on Xenophobia. For the Third Straight Election Cycle, It Failed.

“Three strikes and you’re out” Following Trump’s victory in 2016, some in the political class concluded that his reliance on xenophobia reflected magical powers of insight into the American electorate.  This, in turn, led some pundits to predict that in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial contest Republican Ed Gillespie’s reliance on ugly MS-13 ads would power … Continue reading »