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On the Fourth Anniversary of DACA, A Reminder of the Stakes of the 2016 Election

Republican Candidates Universally Oppose DACA, DAPA, Executive Action Today marks the four year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers, and while DACA changed the lives of 700,000 young immigrants, the results of the 2016 elections could determine the fate of this and other executive actions. While presidential … Continue reading »

Trump’s Latest Comments a Reminder for Sen. Portman and Other GOP Fence-Straddlers: “If You’re Not in Revolt, You’re in Cahoots”

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has portrayed a dark and divisive vision of America and has become both an inspiration and a vehicle for unapologetic racists. In no small part due to the climate of intolerance, hate, and “us versus them” that he has inspired, Trump campaign events and Trump-inspired acts of bigotry, intolerance, violence, and … Continue reading »

Another GOP Senator Comes Out Against Trump (It’s Not Rob Portman)

Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Portman Still Aboard Trump Bandwagon Yesterday, Susan Collins (R-ME) became the latest Senate Republican to denounce Donald Trump’s candidacy in an op-ed in the Washington Post, joining Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) among other Republicans.  Ohio Senator Rob Portman, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon. Senator … Continue reading »

Portman Should Follow Kasich’s Lead on Trump

Instead of Putting Party Over Country, Senator Should Un-Endorse Racist, Misogynistic Bully On CNN’s State of the Union yesterday, Governor John Kasich stood by his decision to skip the Republican convention in Cleveland because he could not “get up and endorse” the Party’s nominee.  Meanwhile, Senator Rob Portman continues to stand by his decision to support Donald Trump … Continue reading »

With Trump Candidacy a Vehicle for White Nationalists, No Room for GOP Equivocation

Republicans Like Paul Ryan, Mike Coffman, and Rob Portman Can’t Have it Both Ways In a story titled, “Top Nazi Leader: Trump Will Be A ‘Real Opportunity’ For White Nationalists,” Peter Holley of the Washington Post highlights how the white nationalist movement is viewing Trump’s candidacy as an opportunity to mainstream ideas that had previously been restricted … Continue reading »

Between Republican and Democratic Conventions – And Republican and Democratic Senate Candidates – Two Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America

Senator Portman and Gov. Strickland polar opposites on immigration As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties’ larger visions of America could not be more clear or consequential. The issue of immigration, and the way immigrants are portrayed and featured at the two parties’ conventions, underscores … Continue reading »

New Report From America’s Voice Highlights Power of Minority Vote in Ohio

As the Republican National Convention continues, a new report from America’s Voice outlines the power of the Latino, African American, and Asian American electorate in the swing state of Ohio. The report follows new nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, which underscores the fact that Donald Trump is on … Continue reading »

Senator Rob Portman Refuses to Meet With Ohio Immigrant Families

“Senator Rob Portman has made time for Donald Trump, but he hasn’t made time to meet with constituents” Yesterday, former Governor Ted Strickland broke bread with community leaders and Ohio immigrant families as part of the nationwide DAPA Dinners campaign.  The DAPA Dinners campaign invites 2016 political candidates, Senators, and Members of Congress of all parties to join … Continue reading »

Trump’s Year of Hate and the Backlash He’s Inspired

A year ago today, Donald Trump (R) descended an escalator in Trump Tower and announced his campaign for the U.S. presidency by spewing a mouthful of hate. As Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflects in a statement today: “Throughout the past year, Trump has made abjectly racist statements – calling Mexican immigrants ‘rapists;’ saying a U.S.-born … Continue reading »

Faith and Civic Leaders Demand Sen. Portman Rescind Trump Endorsement

As the firestorm surrounding Donald Trump’s latest racist comments grows, Ohio faith and civic leaders are demanding Sen. Rob Portman rescind his endorsement of Trump or own the GOP leader’s words. Throughout his campaign Trump has made headlines with his racism, sexism, and disgusting attacks on the disabled. And yet, Senator Portman endorsed Trump just last month – long … Continue reading »