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ICYMI: WHSV ABC 3: “People in Harrisonburg rally for TPS recipients”

Harrisonburg, VA – On Tuesday night, Virginians rallied to demonstrate support for TPS holders in Virginia. An organizer of the rally, Kamilo Ravera, said it is important to show support because of how many TPS holders are in the Valley  –  approximately 2,000. Harrisonburg recently passed a resolution in support of TPS holders and DACA recipients, but demonstrators on Tuesday night want … Continue reading »

Rep. McEachin (D-VA) Hosts Dreamer Dinner, Says It’s ‘Tragic and Irresponsible’ to Deport DACA Recipients

This week, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) hosted a Dreamer Dinner in the Richmond area to hear directly from three Dreamers about the looming DACA termination deadline in March, which is already adversely impacting the lives of 800,000 program recipients. “Dreamer Dinners” are a nationwide campaign to protect Dreamers from deportation. Advocates and elected officials sit … Continue reading »

Salvadoran Community Leaders Condemn Trump’s Attack on Salvadoran Community, Highlight Importance of Passing Dream Act and a Solution for TPS Holders

A recording of today’s event is available here Alexandria, VA — Today, former Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada joined Jose Campos, President of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce; Jose Gonzalez, union organizer at LiUNA; and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice, to condemn Trump’s racist comments about Salvadorans and others and to press for the … Continue reading »

Key Takeaways for 2018 Midterms: African American Voters in Virginia 2017

A recording of today’s event is available here. On a press call and webinar today, experts analyzed newly released Election Eve polling of the African American electorate in Virginia’s 2017 elections conducted by the African American Research Collaborative (AARC). The Black vote shifted significantly in the last 30 days before the Virginia election, resulting in strong … Continue reading »

Virginia Election Eve Poll Results: Virginia Turns Hate into Political Power

A recording of today’s event is available here. On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of Election Eve polling of Virginia’s voters. The poll, which sampled white, African American, Latino and Asian American voters, was co-sponsored by … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Congratulates Community and Labor Groups Who Worked to Turn Hate into Political Power in Virginia

On Wednesday morning at 11 am eastern, America’s Voice will release a 1,600-person Election Eve survey of Latino, Asian American, African American, and white voters. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, will show the margins, views on key issues and the reach of air and ground games. To join tomorrow’s 11am ET call and webinar, please dial 877-876-9173, Passcode: Virginia Poll, WEBINAR: … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: What You Need To Know About the Virginia Elections on Tuesday, November 7

Today Democrats elected the first Latinas @guzman4delegate @HalaAyala; first openly transgender woman @pwcdanica; first Vietnamese-American @KathyKLTran to the Virginia House of Delegates. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. #GameOnVA — Francisco J. Pelayo (@FranPelayo) November 8, 2017 Democrats will have veto power over Virginia's next post-census electoral map for the first time since 1991. … Continue reading »

Groups Gearing Up for Get-Out-the-Vote Effort in Virginia Ahead of the Nov. 7 Election

Woodbridge, VA – With five days to go in one of the most consequential elections of the Trump Presidency, NextGen America, CASA in Action, Center for Community Change Action, and America’s Voice Virginia are gearing up for a frenetic last push to get out the Latino vote in Virginia to combat the hateful and anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

With Two Weeks Left Before Election Day in Virginia, CASA in Action Launches Spanish Radio Ads to Turnout the Latino and Immigrant Vote

Falls Church, VA –  With just two weeks before the 2017 Virginia elections, CASA in Action is launching a series of Spanish language radio ads to turn out Latino and immigrant voters in Northern Virginia. The ads, which will air on Spanish Language radio stations across Northern Virginia, highlight Dr. Ralph Northam’s support for Virginia … Continue reading »

Ed Gillespie’s Campaign in Virginia Shows How Republicans Have Embraced Racism

Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia this year, has been running an ugly, race-based, fear-mongering campaign that demonizes immigrants and throws around nonsensical threats about MS 13. It’’s an ugly embrace of Trump’s tactics and if he wins, Republicans should brace themselves for a whole new crop of crazy in their candidates for … Continue reading »