People For the American Way

PFAW Statement & Interview Availability on Trump Latino Outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016

Contact: Laura Epstein or Drew Courtney at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

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In response to Donald Trump’s new efforts to court Latino voters, People For the American Way (PFAW) Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo issued the following statement:

Trump has spent the entirety of his campaign attempting to court voters by scapegoating and stereotyping Latinos and immigrants. He’s been more welcoming to White Nationalists than he has been to Latinos.

“Not only does Trump demonize, dehumanize and spread lies about Latino communities, the policies he and the Republican Party support go directly against the priorities of our communities. From opposing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship; to standing against raising the federal minimum wage; to enacting tax breaks for the rich and powerful instead of everyday Americans and so much more, Trump and the Republicans stand squarely against Latino voters at every turn.”

Lizet Ocampo is available for interviews on Trump and the Republican Party’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino stances, and Trump’s new efforts to try to gain support from Latino voters. To schedule an interview, please email media@pfaw.org.

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.

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