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ICYMI: “Donald Trump’s Racism Would Nauseate Abraham Lincoln”

By Continuing to Support the Republican Nominee, Ohio Officials Like Sen. Portman Have “Cut a Deal with the Devil” After Donald Trump’s comments questioning Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s impartiality due to his Hispanic heritage, it’s clear that the presumptive Republican nominee is espousing an overtly racist view. In a new column on, Brent Larkin explores the … Continue reading »

Republicans Twisting Themselves Into Contortions to Justify Continued Support of Donald Trump

This isn’t about tone, this is about a battle for the soul of America Despite the fact that Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel have been rightly criticized as “racist” by leaders from across the political spectrum, most Republican elected officials and candidates are continuing to support their presumptive nominee. So far among Senate … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth for Senator Portman: If You Support Trump, You Support Racism; If You Don’t Support Racism, Rescind Your Support of Trump

It’s clear that Donald Trump is espousing an overtly racist vision of America. He says a U.S.-born judge of Mexican ancestry cannot sit in judgment of Trump because, well, he’s of Mexican ancestry. He doubts a Muslim judge could be fair. He started his rise in the GOP as a “birther” — claiming the President was not born … Continue reading »

As Donald Trump Visits Capitol Hill, Groups Deliver Taco Bowls to Sen. Rob Portman Who Stands With Trump

  Advocates Send Clear Message to Sen. Rob Portman: Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Will Boycott #TrumpsParty in November Today, Donald Trump is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. On the very same day, the Senate carry out is serving taco salad bowls for lunch—a fitting reminder of the recent “hispandering” that Trump, the most anti-immigrant and … Continue reading »

Rob Portman: With Trump

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Ohio.  Previously, Senator Rob Portman said that he would support the Republican nominee, whether it’s Trump or someone else.  Unless Portman now grows a backbone and follows the lead of fellow Republican Senator Ben Sasse, declaring unequivocally … Continue reading »

Senator Portman’s Political Games Don’t Hide His Extremism On Immigration

Yesterday, Senate Republicans filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, expressing opposition to two Obama Administration immigration policies: Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was first created in 2012 but revised in 2014.   Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) … Continue reading »

LOIRA, Cleveland Jobs with Justice, and Ohio’s Voice Invite U.S. Senate Candidates in Ohio to Attend “DAPA Dinner” in Lorain

Last week, the Lorain Ohio Immigrants’ Rights Association (LOIRA), Ohio’s Voice, and Cleveland Jobs with Justice invited the three candidates for U.S. Senate: former Governor Ted Strickland (D), Cincinnati City Council Member PG Sittenfeld(D), and Senator Rob Portman (R) to sit down with DAPA-eligible families as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign. “DAPA Dinners” is an initiative that invites all 2016 candidates, Senators, and Members of … Continue reading »

Simultaneous Petition Deliveries Urge Sen. Portman to “Dump Trump”

Immigrants and Advocates Call on Senator to Stop Accepting Campaign Support Raised in Donald Trump’s Name Today, immigrants and advocates gathered at Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) campaign offices in Cleveland (Brecksville) and Columbus to deliver petitions calling on the Senator to reject all campaign funds raised in Donald Trump’s name. According to a December report in … Continue reading »

Immigrants, Advocates Demand Sen. Rob Portman Stop Accepting Campaign Funds Raised In Trump’s Name

Today, immigrants and immigration advocates gathered at Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign offices in Cleveland and Columbus to deliver petitions calling on the him to reject all campaign funds raised in Donald Trump’s name. Why is @robportman accepting campaign support from sale of Trump merch? Ohioans want him to #dumptrump — tramontela (@tramontela) January 11, 2016 Delivering petition … Continue reading »

America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project Includes Focus on Portman Senate Race

Will Examine Latino Influence and Immigration Politics in Competitive Senate Races in Ohio and Beyond Washington, DC – As 2015 draws to a close and all eyes focus in on the official start of primary season, America’s Voice, the parent organization to Ohio’s Voice, and Latino Decisions announced, yesterday, a new 2016 Senate project to … Continue reading »