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ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte in The Hill: “Sen. Portman, Your Dreamer Constituents Need Solutions, Not Stunts”

Writing in The Hill this weekend, Lynn Tramonte of America’s Voice and America’s Voice Ohio calls out Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) record of playing games on immigration instead of actually legislating. In the article “Sen. Portman, your Dreamer constituents need solutions, not stunts,” she offers specific examples from the recent Dream Act debate, and the 2013 comprehensive … Continue reading »

Senator Brown Shows Leadership and Character on Dreamer Legislation, While Senator Portman Delivers “Slap in the Face”

With Two Bipartisan, Centrist Proposals to Choose From, Portman Still Found a Way to Get to No Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Senate wrapped up its debate on immigration today, and once again failed to advance a solution for America’s Dreamers.  Senator Brown voted in favor of two bipartisan amendments that would have helped Dreamers and came close to … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Children Write Dream Act Letters to Sen. Portman (R-OH)

Last weekend, children and advocates came together in Columbus, Ohio to draw pictures and write letters to Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) asking him to support a clean Dream Act. “When you picture a wolf’s den, what does it look like?” wrote Aravah, 10 years old. “Probably a bunch of pups…what you DON’T picture is one … Continue reading »

Meet the Ohio Dreamers Conducting Sit-In At Rob Portman’s Office on Dream Act

Today, eight Ohio Dreamers are conducting a sit-in at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in Washington, DC to demand that he support the Dream Act.  Portman has never taken a strong stance on the Dream Act. In September of this year, he released a statement expressing agreement that “Congress should act” and that there should be … Continue reading »

Cleveland Advocates Tell Sen. Portman to Support Dream Act

On Saturday, advocates braved the wind and cold to gather in Cleveland, Ohio to tell Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to support the Dream Act. Advocates have been asking for a meeting between Sen. Portman and Dreamers, which Portman has not granted yet. An Ohio Dreamer did meet with one of Portman’s staff in Washington, DC, … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Portman’s Record Speaks Louder Than Last-Minute Campaign Promises

Last night, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (R) said that he “very strongly” supports a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans, while his rival, incumbent Senator Rob Portman, expressed support for just legalizing their status.  Some are reporting that this means the candidates largely agree on immigration.  But for veterans of the immigration debate, Portman’s … Continue reading »

Rob Portman: Profile in No Courage

Senator Continues to Support Misogynist Bigot Donald Trump  Cleveland, OH — Following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice. “Donald Trump should be a role model to no one.  He says disgusting things about women, immigrants, Muslims, judges, war heroes, and other Americans, publicly and privately.  He does everything we are teaching our … Continue reading »

After Watching First Debate, How Can GOP Senate Candidates Still Support Donald Trump?

Washington, DC – In the wake of last night’s first presidential debate, during which Donald Trump managed to appear unhinged, unqualified, unprepared, and unpresidential, Senate Republican candidates endorsing Trump should be asked one simple question: what the hell are you thinking? Earlier this fall, CNN’s Manu Raju asked Senator Joe Heck (NV), “You trust him … Continue reading »

Portman Spanish Language Campaign Ad Leaves Out Important Facts

Voting Against Immigrants, Supporting Donald Trump are Issues that Matter to Ohio Latinos Senator Rob Portman is running a new Spanish language ad campaign that leaves out key aspects of his record–facts that Latino voters in Ohio need to know. Dayton Daily News reports: “The ad — all in Spanish — informs voters that Portman’s priority … Continue reading »

Leopold: Donald Trump’s Extreme Immigration Position Works Against American Values, Ohio Interests

Yet Portman Continues to Support Candidate In a new Medium piece today, nationally recognized immigration attorney David Leopold parses Donald Trump’s last two weeks on immigration in detail and concludes: Rhetorical gymnastics aside, what’s crystal clear after Wednesday’s immigration speech is that Donald Trump’s ugly vision of America would rip American families apart, devastate communities, wreak havoc on our … Continue reading »