The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the loss of Lou Barletta in the Pennsylvania Senate race: Just because the Pennsylvania Senate race wasn’t close shouldn’t diminish its significance. Lou Barletta is about as Trumpy a candidate as there is. As mayor of Hazleton, he became a… Continue »

Lou Barletta is an anti-immigrant extremist who has long made a political name for himself attacking immigrants and intimately entangling himself in the network of anti-immigrant organizations created by white nationalist John Tanton. Barletta is currently the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th district and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Barletta first gained the… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Racism doesn’t increase wages; xenophobia doesn’t pay for healthcare; dividing America doesn’t protect the government investments Americans count on” Last night’s ugly speech from President Trump in Pennsylvania featured efforts to scapegoat familiar targets, such as immigrants and the media, while seeking to divide and distract the electorate from substantive, kitchen table issues.… Continue »

Since at least April of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been out across the country giving speeches that are helping to lay the foundation for an anti-immigrant political strategy in the 2018 midterms. Republicans have already made it clear that this is what they will run on this fall, even though has already… Continue »

Last night, primary voters in Pennsylvania rejected a Pro-Trump Democrat with a well-established track record of demonizing and scapegoating immigrants. In the PA-07 primary, longtime local District Attorney John Morganelli, who had proudly supported Trump’s anti-immigrant push and touted his work with Kris Kobach, lost a competitive primary to local attorney Susan Wild. The results in PA-07 and elsewhere… Continue »

First-term Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA), in the news lately for creating a House Freshmen Immigration Caucus and proposing a bill that would defund “sanctuary cities,” is the focus of a Right Wing Watch article today questioning his ties to Neo-Nazis.