Last month we highlighted the fact that as the Trump Administration’s failed and inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, Trump and his allies would inevitably turn to their divide and distract playbook. Looking to divert attention from these shortcomings, Trump and his allies began to blame China for the problems America is facing… Continue »

HuffPost/YouGov Poll: By 2:1 Margins, Americans Back Citizenship and Think Immigration Net Positive for Country – Findings Mirror Those from Pre-Pandemic November 2019 Polling Nationwide polling from HuffPost/YouGov finds that the American public is – and remains – broadly pro-immigrant. As the Trump campaign and Republicans continue to run hard on xenophobia, the polling offers… Continue »

Read the new America’s Voice report on the failure of the GOP’s reliance on xenophobia in electoral campaigns from 2017 – 2019 HERE; Watch the accompanying video HERE A new report and accompanying video released today by America’s Voice explores how the Republican Party tried to copy Trump’s 2016 electoral success by running on racial… Continue »

Key Points As a pandemic ravages America, Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is turning to a go-to strategy: racism and xenophobia. Over the past four years, messages that demonize immigrants, foreigners and so-called “open borders” opponents have been a mainstay of GOP campaign strategy and attack ads — from Trump to Republican candidates to party committees… Continue »

It is becoming clearer by the day that the Trump campaign and GOP candidates throughout the country are turning to dog-whistle ads as part of the divide-and-distract playbook. Expect it to be a core Republican strategy throughout the 2020 election season.  Dog-Whistle Politics, Trump Version On April 9, Donald Trump’s campaign dropped a new ad… Continue »

Blaming Immigrants and Foreigners Central to His Re-Election Narrative President Trump is setting up a re-election narrative that will emphasize how his decisive actions against foreigners prevented Covid-19 from being even worse for Americans. He’ll tout that barring entry to travelers from China and his hardline policies at the southern border protected Americans and claim… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »