WASHINGTON, D.C.—People For the American Way (PFAW) released the following statement from PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo in response to the House of Representatives’ passage of a resolution of disapproval on President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Ocampo runs PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program.
“Donald Trump is willing to shatter families and shred our Constitution to pander to the ugliest factions in the Republican base. This so-called ‘state of emergency’ declaration is nothing but an unconstitutional power grab and a distraction from real immigration-related emergencies like the status of Dreamers and those with temporary protected status. Every time Trump damages border communities and immigrant families with his pathetic obsession with a wall, we should remind ourselves that the best way to get rid of him will be to vote him and his GOP allies out of office in 2020.”
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. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.
People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Through electoral work and issue-based campaigns, we hold groups, leaders and influencers accountable for the harm they do to immigrant and Latino communities.