Several counties and big cities see record turnout for midterms Voting is underway in the Lone Star State, and one day into early voting saw incredible turnout throughout the state. From Houston to Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, early vote totals for the first day were... Continue »
In-state tuition for undocumented students is popular and makes sense. But Republicans candidates this year are attacking the program anyway Accessing affordable higher education and mounting student debt are real issues for many voters in the 2018 midterm elections. However, many Republican ads are not proposing new solutions to... Continue »
Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. As President Trump stokes fears and tries to whip up a frenzy over border security, immigration and a caravan of Central Americans seeking safety and opportunity, here is our take: Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. Trump’s... Continue »
In his newest column for HuffPost, Juan Escalante dives into the Democratic party’s failure to truly understand and mobilize Latino voters. According to Escalante, Democrats will continue to run around in circles until they “enshrine issues like immigration reform into the core of their ‘progressive’ values and learn how... Continue »
As we inch closer to midterms, Daily Kos’ Kerry Eleveld brilliantly captures the moment: Trump wants to distract from the Republicans’ attempts to gut health care coverage and give tax breaks with his racist rants that demonize immigrants in search of safety. This divide-and-distract strategy is not just about... Continue »
Beto O’Rourke pledges to fight against separating families seeking safety in America During a CNN town hall with Dana Bash, Congressman Beto O’Rourke condemned President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy — the cruel strategy responsible for the separation of hundreds of families. O’Rourke, facing incumbent Ted Cruz in a marquee Senate... Continue »
In May, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told Breitbart that attacking immigrants was going to be the main focus of Republicans running in this fall’s elections, and boy did GOP candidates deliver. As we’ve been tracking at our new website DivideAndDistract2018.com, dozens of Republicans across the country have... Continue »
Weeks from Election Day, Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke leans into immigration, paves progressive path in effort to attract new voters in Texas AUSTIN, TX – With less than 20 days from midterm elections, Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke just released an ad calling on a permanent solution for young immigrants... Continue »
“It’s a searing indictment of his presidency that he’s tougher on vulnerable brown people that seek safety than autocratic regimes that kill their opponents” With President Trump’s Twitter feed once more consumed with anti-immigrant fear-mongering, the following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Just... Continue »
In a piece for The Guardian, Sabrina Siddiqui captures the  Republican party’s attack ad strategy: mimic Trump, stoke fear of immigrants; attack Democrats for standing up for immigrants; and sow divisions.   The piece is excerpted below and available in full here. The outline of a child skips across... Continue »