After Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican nomination for president at the RNC, civil rights leader and People For the American Way (PFAW) board member Dolores Huerta released the following statement:
"With Donald Trump as the official Republican nominee and leader of the Republican Party, our work is cut out for us: get registered and ready to vote. During Trump's campaign, he's demonized our communities by calling immigrants "rapists," and "killers," and he doesn't think we can serve as objective judges – yet the Republican Party continues to support him.
"We'll reject Trump and his party's anti-immigrant hate, anti-worker policies, and anti-women agenda by voting against him in record numbers. Through this voting power, we'll ensure that this Republican presidential nominee who believes in dividing our country never gets to the White House."
PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo stated:
“Tonight, Trump continued his campaign of hate, depicting immigrants as criminals and job-takers. Throughout the convention, he's shown that the Republican Party is the Party of Trump by highlighting the most xenophobic voices in the country, including Sheriff Arpaio's tonight. Trump believes that by demonizing our communities and other communities of color, he can divide our country and win the presidency. This shameful tactic should deeply trouble us all.
“And his economic policies are no better. In fact, what he proposes would tank our economy and hurt working families. In November, we’ll strongly reject Trump’s and the Republican Party's hateful rhetoric and damaging policies at the ballot box.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.