Washington, D.C.—People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program today released a new television and digital ad in Spanish for Arizona markets, hammering local Republicans for supporting Donald Trump’s agenda. The ad urges viewers to support David García for governor and U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for U.S. Senate.
“Every day brings a new, racist attack on immigrants from President Trump, and Republicans Doug Ducey and Martha McSally back him up every time,” PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo said. “Ducey and McSally stand with Trump as he tries to strip people of their health coverage and kill protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Enough. The people of Arizona need real leaders who will stand up to Trump’s attack on our communities.”
Ducey and McSally “fail” on family separation
According to CNN, “Some 220 children from separated families remain in custody, four months after a judge ordered the US government to reunite the immigrant families it split up at the border.” Neither McSally nor Ducey have taken a stand against Trump’s cruel, “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that led to hundreds of families being broken up and children sent to tent cities for detention, separated from their families.
Arizona Republicans fail to protect people with pre-existing conditions
Ducey supported the national GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions. Politifact rated McSally’s claim that she was “leading the fight” to protect people with pre-existing conditions Mostly False and noted that she voted to repeal the legislation that first forced insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions in the first place.
View PFAW’s ad online: https://youtu.be/9dZnYr3WDRQ
El riesgo más grande que enfrentamos se resume en una palabra: Trump.
Trump cruelmente separó a niños de sus padres en la frontera.
Quiere eliminar la cobertura médica.
Y los candidatos Republicanos apoyan a Trump!
Merecemos líderes confiables como David Garcíaque luchan por nuestra comunidad.
Vota por los demócratas Kyrsten Sinema para el senado y David García para gobernador.
[Pagado por People For the American Way independiente de cualquier candidato o comité de candidatos.]
The biggest risk we face can be summarized in one word: Trump.
Trump cruelly separated children from their parents at the border.
He wants to eliminate medical coverage.
And the Republican candidates support him [delete: him, insert: Trump]!
We deserve trustworthy leaders who fight for our community, like David Garcia.
Vote for Democrats Kyrsten Sinema for Senate and David Garcia for Governor.
[Paid for by People For the American Way independent of any candidate or candidate committee.]
The Larger Context: Reaching Out to Latino Voters Nationwide
While news stories have repeatedly echoed the message that Democrats and progressive groups “have a Latino problem,” People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! project is mounting its most robust effort ever. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Through electoral work, we hold groups, leaders and influencers accountable at the polls for the harm they do to immigrant and Latino communities.
Among other activities this year, PFAW board member Dolores Huerta has been barnstorming the country, including recent and upcoming stops in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. In addition, the group is running ads and working to turn out the Latino vote in key races across the country.
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: https://www.pfaw.org.