People For the American Way

IN WISCONSIN: People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote!, Voces de la Frontera Action and Win Justice Announce Closing Argument Ads Statewide, Adding to Six-Figure Spanish-Language Radio and TV Ads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2020

Contact: Kawana Lloyd at People For The American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (240) 472-2860

WISCONSIN— Today, People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program, in partnership with Voces de la Frontera Action and Win Justice, announced its second television ad and third radio ad in Wisconsin as part of a six-figure, Spanish-language buy focused on the importance of the Latino vote to ensure a Joe Biden victory on Election Day. Early voting started in Wisconsin on October 20, and now Latino voters have additional information in Spanish to help them cast their ballots safely and securely for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats across the state.

The TV ads, “Biden and Harris” and “Accomplishments,” and the radio ads, “Conversation: Daughter and Father,” Dolores Huerta,” and “Accomplishments,” began five weeks before Election Day. They are airing in three of the state’s major media markets – MilwaukeeMadison and Green Bay – and will run through November 3.

At least 62 million Americans have already voted early, and Wisconsin is also seeing a record number of voters, even amidst rising COVID-19 cases: The state comprises five out of the top 10 areas nationwide with the highest share of cases in the last two weeks.

Watch the latest TV ad here. Listen to the latest radio ad here. Read the Spanish and English transcript below. English translations for the previous ads are also below.

According to reports, Latinos are now the fastest-growing minority group in Wisconsin. Approximately 180,000 are eligible to vote in this 2020 election cycle, representing about four percent of all eligible voters in the state – enough to turn the tide in a state Donald Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. This year, Latino voters will be the largest racial or ethnic minority participating in a presidential election.

“Latino voters in Wisconsin can make the difference on November 3,” said President of People For the American Way Ben Jealous. “In these last few days before the presidential election, we must do everything we can to get rid of the tyrant in the White House. In 2016, Donald Trump won in Wisconsin by a thin margin of votes and ever since, Latino families have been paying the price with family separations, higher risks of COVID 19 cases, and huge disparities in economic mobility and access to health care. Only a Biden-Harris administration will work to repair the damage done by Trump.”

“Donald Trump has been a complete failure for Latino families for nearly four years,” said People For the American Way board member, civil rights and labor leader Dolores Huerta. “Wisconsin’s Latino voters can make a difference in this election, and only Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can correct Trump’s mismanagement of all these crises he’s caused in our communities. We have to ensure that Latino voters help put an end to Trump, his racism, and his anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, anti-family policies on November 3.”

“We have to win Wisconsin to get Donald Trump out of office,” said People For the American Way Latinos Vote! and Political Director Lizet Ocampo. “We are in the final stretch of this election season, and Latino voters have a chance to restore the dignity and safety to our communities and change the trajectory of this country. We will keep mobilizing throughout Wisconsin and ensure that no Latino voter is overlooked in the most important election of our lifetimes.”

Win Justice is a dynamic coalition comprised of partners Community Change Action, SEIU, Planned Parenthood, and Color of Change, that is dedicating $30 million in four battleground states to expand the electorate by mobilizing millions of voters of color, young people, women, and union supporters, many of whom have been marginalized or ignored by traditional campaigns in the past.

 The growing power of Latino voters has made the difference in recent Wisconsin elections, and this one will be no different. Our lives, our families, and our futures are on the line, and Latino voters know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a plan to tackle the coronavirus, expand access to health care, and rebuild an economy that works for everyone. Their support and their votes are going to make or break this election in Wisconsin, not just for President, but up and down the ballot,” said Grecia Lima, National Political Director for Community Change Action, national partner of Win Justice. 

“Based on our years of experience organizing in Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera Action knows that the vast majority of Latinxs in Wisconsin reject the racism and incompetence of Donald Trump and his followers. We are pleased that we were able to pool our resources together to elevate this message, in a very public way, and especially during this pandemic. This public message is an important investment to reach Latinxs across the state, and also serves as a means to direct them to our VDLFA resources so they can help their friends and family members vote,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action.

Voces de la Frontera Action is the 501c4 advocacy arm of Voces de la Frontera. With the same mission to fight for the rights of low wage and immigrant workers, Voces de la Frontera Action is allowed to have a more active role in lobbying and advocating for better laws. VDLFA can also endorse candidates that best support our communities.

People For the American Way is proud to have partnered with Voces de la Frontera Action, who are incredible advocates and organizers for Latinos in Wisconsin, nearing ten years on Latino Vote efforts.

TV ADS

Second TV Ad (#2)

“Biden and Harris” 

:30 sec

Link here

SPANISH

Nosotros, podemos decidir el futuro de este país en estas elecciones.

Votemos por Joe Biden y Kamala Harris, líderes con experiencia, dedicación y una firme visión. Ellos responderán a la crisis del coronavirus y brindarán un plan para poder volver a nuestros trabajos de una forma segura y proveer para nuestras familias.

Lo importante es que votemos hoy.

Este es un mensaje de Voces de la Frontera Action

People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por People For the American Way (www.pfaw.org) independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos.

Win Justice es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio.

Win Justice es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. No autorizado por ningún candidato o comité de candidatos.

ENGLISH

We can decide the future of this country in these elections.

Let’s vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, leaders with experience, dedication and a strong vision. They will respond to the coronavirus crisis and provide a plan to safely return to our jobs and provide for our families.

The important thing is that we vote today.

This is a message from Voces de la Frontera Action

People For the American Way is responsible for the content of this advertising. Paid for by People For the American Way independent of any candidate or candidate committee.

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertisement.

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertisement. Paid for by Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

 

First TV AD (#1)

“Accomplishments”

:30

Link here

Spanish

En Wisconsin, los latinos estamos cambiando el rumbo de la historia. Sacamos a Scott Walker, el gobernador republicano que no le importó nuestra comunidad. Al principio de este año nuestro voto ganó elecciones estatales a pesar de todo. Hemos demostrado que nuestro voto tiene el poder. Votemos por un líder con la experiencia y una firme visión para nuestro futuro. Votemos por Joe Biden.

Pagado por People For the American Way independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos. www.pfaw.org 

English

In Wisconsin, Latinos are changing the course of history. We removed Scott Walker, the Republican governor who didn’t care about our community. At the beginning of this year, our vote won state elections regardless of all obstacles. We have shown that our vote has power. Let’s vote for a leader with experience and a strong vision for our future. Let’s vote for Joe Biden.

Paid for by People For the American Way independent of any candidate or candidate committee.

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertising. Paid for by Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

RADIO ADS

Third Radio Ad (#3)

“Conversation: Daughter and Father”

:60 sec

Link here

Spanish

Hija: Papá, por primera vez voy a tener la oportunidad de votar.

Papá: Está bien mija. Nosotras nunca hemos tenido el privilegio de votar, ¿pero crees que tu voto importará?

Hija: Sí Papá, el voto latino determinará la elección presidencial. Debemos elegir a Joe Biden y Kamala Harris porque su administración escuchará a nuestras comunidades y tomará nuestras demandas en serio. Nuestra salud, el futuro de nuestra educación y la oportunidad de un buen empleo están en juego.

Papá: Tu madre y yo emigramos a este país y nos hemos sacrificado para que nuestros hijos pudieran tener un futuro mejor. No ha sido fácil.

Hija: Es por eso que es muy importante votar. Con la ayuda de Biden y Harris podemos crear el futuro por el que se han sacrificado. Ahora es el momento de cambiar la historia.

Para más información sobre cómo y dónde votar visita: voyavotar.com

Este es un mensaje de Voces de la Frontera Action

People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por People For the American Way (www.pfaw.org) independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos.

Win Justice es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. No autorizado por ningún candidato o comité de candidatos.

English

Daughter: Dad, for the first time I will have the opportunity to vote.

Dad: That’s good (daughter). We have never had the privilege of voting, but do you think your vote will matter?

Daughter: Yes Dad, the Latino vote will determine the presidential election. We must elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because their administration will listen to our communities and take our demands seriously. Our health, the future of our education and the opportunities of good employment are at stake.

Dad: Your mother and I immigrated to this country and we have sacrificed so that our children could have a better future. It has not been easy.

Daughter: That is why it is very important to vote. With the help of Biden and Harris we can create the future you all have sacrificed for. Now is the time to change history.

For more information on how and where to vote visit: voyavotar.com

This is a message from Voces de la Frontera Action

People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por People For the American Way (www.pfaw.org) independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos.

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertisement. Paid for by Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

Second Radio Ad (#2)

“Dolores Huerta”

:60 Sec

 Link here   

Spanish 

Hola, soy Dolores Huerta y he estado luchando por los derechos civiles de los latinos toda mi vida. Hay tantas cosas por las que debemos luchar, como nuestra salud, el proveer para nuestra familias y  la educación de nuestros hijos, es por eso es que su voz y su voto son muy importantes. El candidato que elijamos impactará a nuestras comunidades  y nuestra familias en los próximos años.

Y por eso que debemos elegir a un líder como Joe Biden, con la experiencia y una firme visión para nuestro futuro. He pasado mi vida organizando a las personas para que hagan cambios que impacten sus propias vidas y he aprendido que tenemos un poder tremendo si votamos juntos. Votemos por Joe Biden y Kamala Harris ¡Sí Se Puede!

“Este es un mensaje de Voces de la Frontera Action”

Pagado por Voces de la Frontera Action. No autorizado por ningún candidato o comité de candidato 

People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por People For the American Way independientemente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos 

Win Justice es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. No autorizado por ningún candidato o comité de candidatos. 

English 

Hello, I am Dolores Huerta and I have been fighting for the civil rights of Latinos all my life. There are so many things we must fight for, such as our health, providing for our families and the education of our children, that is why your voice and your vote are very important. The candidate we choose will impact our communities and our families for years to come.

And that is why we must choose a leader like Joe Biden, with the experience and a strong vision for our future. I have spent my life organizing people to make changes that impact their own lives and I have learned that we have tremendous power if we vote together. Let’s vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Yes We Can!

“This is a message from Voces de la Frontera Action”

Paid for by People For the American Way independent of any candidate or candidate committee. 

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertisement. Paid for by Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. 

First Radio Ad (#1)

“Accomplishments”

:60

Link here

Spanish 

En Wisconsin, los latinos estamos cambiando el rumbo de la historia.

Sacamos a Scott Walker, el gobernador republicano que no le importó nuestra gente. Y al principio de este año ganamos elecciones estatales y pusimos a cargo a personas que realmente representan a nuestras comunidades a pesar de los retos y obstáculos a los que nos enfrentamos.

Ya hemos demostrado que cuando nos organizamos y votamos, todos ganamos.

Pero aún hay mucho que hacer y necesitamos asegurarnos de que nuestras voces sigan siendo escuchadas. No podemos esperar a que las cosas cambien, necesitamos votar.

Esta elección debemos elegir a un líder con la experiencia, dedicación y una firme visión para nuestro futuro y el de nuestras familias. Votemos por Joe Biden.

Este es un mensaje de Voces de la Frontera Action

Pagado por People For the American Way independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos. 

Win Justice es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio. Pagado por Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. No autorizado por ningún candidato o comité de candidatos. 

English

In Wisconsin, Latinos are changing the course of history.

We removed Scott Walker, the Republican governor who didn’t care about our community. And earlier this year our vote won state elections despite the challenges and obstacles we faced.

We have already shown that when we organize and vote, we all win.

But there is still a lot to do and we need to make sure our voices continue to be heard.

We cannot wait for things to change, we need to vote.

This election we must elect a leader with experience, dedication, and a strong vision for our future and that of our families. Let’s vote for Joe Biden. This is a message from Voces de la Frontera Action.

Paid for by People For the American Way independent of any candidate or candidate committee.

Win Justice is responsible for the content of this advertising. Paid for by Win Justice, www.winjustice.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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About Latinos Vote

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. For nearly ten years, we’ve run bilingual paid and earned media campaigns in swing states where the Latino vote can be decisive.

El programa Latinos Vote! de People For the American Way expone y combate la retórica y las políticas anti-inmigrantes y anti-latinos. Nuestro programa se organiza mediante trabajo electoral y campañas basadas en temas especificos. En estas areas hacemos responsables a los grupos, líderes y a personas de influencia por el daño que causan a las comunidades inmigrantes y latinas. Por casi diez años, hemos realizado campañas pagadas y logrado campañas ganadas en medios bilingües destinadas a ganar en los estados claves donde el voto latino puede ser decisivo.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.