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At Virginia Gubernatorial Debate, Gillespie Sticks With Anti-Immigrant Script

Last night’s gubernatorial debate in Northern Virginia, moderated by NBC’s Chuck Todd, provided an opportunity to hear more about the positions on immigration from Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie. It did offer an opportunity for Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee, to speak to the growing immigrant community in the northern part of the state and … Continue reading »

With Seven Weeks till Election Day, What’s At Stake in Virginia

By Julio Lainez, America’s Voice Virginia State Director This year, Virginia is ground zero for electoral politics and immigration issues are playing a key role in the state’s contests. Tonight we will hear from the two candidates vying to replace Gov. Terry McAuliffe as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Two candidates with two completely … Continue reading »

Statement from AV Executive Director Frank Sharry on Virginia’s Second Gubernatorial Debate in Tysons, VA

Tysons, VA – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice ahead of today’s Virginia gubernatorial debate between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam: Tonight we will pay close attention to what the Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie has to say about New Americans who have made Virginia their home. We will … Continue reading »

Nextgen America Teams Up With Leading Immigrant Rights Group To Build Up The Latino And Pro-immigrant Vote For Virginia Elections

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Yesterday, Tom Steyer, President of NextGen America, announce da newly formed partnership with CASA in Action, Center for Community Change Action, and America’s Voice to elevate immigration as a voting issue in this November’s election. The $1 million dollar investment will include canvassing and GOTV efforts to ensure pro-immigrant and Latino … Continue reading »

GOP Candidate Ed Gillespie Opposes In-State Tuition for DREAMers During Virginia Debate

Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate this year happened over the weekend, and featured Democrat Ralph Northam against Republican Ed Gillespie. Among the variety of issues they discussed were in-state tuition for Dreamers and laws for so-called “sanctuary cities”. Ralph Northam is a doctor, Army vet, former Virginia state senator, and current Lieutenant Governor for Virginia. Gillespie … Continue reading »

State Leaders Join Congressional Democrats to Stand Up for Immigrants

Democratic AGs, Others, Add New Fire Power to the Fight In the face of new threats to immigrants from an “unshackled” DHS deportation force, a number of state leaders are stepping up to defend immigrants in their communities. They are joining a growing chorus of national leaders who are leaning in to defend immigrants at … Continue reading »

Town Halls This Week: Arizona Says “No Stupid Wall” While Virginia Opposes Sheriff’s Partnership With ICE

Congress is in recess, which means that town halls this week and next week will offer a glimpse how voters are responding to the Trump Administration’s agenda and how Congress is reacting to it. Two town halls this week in Arizona and Virginia demonstrated that on immigration (along with other issues), the answer is: not … Continue reading »

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Washington, San Francisco Sue Donald Trump Over Muslim Ban

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington are among the first states to sue Donald Trump over his unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. San Francisco also joined in the legal resistance against Trump, becoming the first city in the nation to sue over the executive order. “Over the past three days, my office has closely reviewed the language of the … Continue reading »

Virginia Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 81-15% Margin; VA Asian Americans Support Clinton By 78-21%

Below are key candidate questions for the Virginia Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow. In Virginia, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 81-15% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’ … Continue reading »

Pro-Immigrant Energy Driving Early Voting in Latino-Heavy Battleground States

2016 GOTV and canvassing operations, pro-immigrant energy and enthusiasm, and anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments are helping to bolster Democratic candidates in key Latino-heavy states such as Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and Virginia. “There’s a lot of skepticism about voter enthusiasm this year, but voters who are part of the pro-immigrant movement are shaping up to be … Continue reading »