People For the American Way

People For the American Way Announces North Carolina Spanish-Language TV Ad Targeting Senator Richard Burr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) announced a Spanish-language TV ad as part of its Latinos Vote! program targeting North Carolina Senator Richard Burr for standing against Latino communities—and with Donald Trump. The ad calls on viewers to vote for Hillary Clinton and Deborah Ross.

“Rejecting bigotry and hate means voting not just against Donald Trump but against the Republicans backing him and his agenda as well. Richard Burr has a long history of anti-immigrant votes, and it’s unacceptable that he’s aligned himself with a presidential candidate as extreme as Donald Trump,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Our ad uses Trump and Burr’s own words to underscore how important it is to get out to vote against them this year; we know that Latino voters can defeat Trump, Burr, and the Republicans.”

“Richard Burr has embraced a presidential candidate who calls immigrants ‘rapists’ and ‘killers,’ who brags about sexually assaulting women, who mocks people with disabilities. And then there’s Burr’s long record of voting against immigrants and Latino families,” said PFAW Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo. “That’s why Latino voters must cast their ballots against Donald Trump, Richard Burr, and Republicans up and down the ballot. The presidential, senate, and down-ballot races in North Carolina are likely to be extremely close this year, and the size of the Latino vote  in the state will likely be significantly more than Obama’s 2008 margin over McCain. Latino voters will decide who wins the state, and could determine overall who wins the presidency and control of the Senate.”

Watch the ad here:

Ad script:
VO : Aun cuando DonaldTrump dice esto:
Trump OC: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
VO: Richard Burr lo apoya:
Burr: “There's not a separation between me and Donald Trump.”
VO: Peor, Richard Burr votó 11 veces contra nuestros DREAMers y contra la reforma migratoria! Donald Trump, Richard Burr, y los Republicanos tienen políticas peligrosas para Carolina del Norte. iVOTEMOS por Hillary Clinton y Deborah Ross!
DISCLAIMER: People For the American Way es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio.

Ad translation:
VO: Even though Donald Trump says this:
Trump: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
VO: Richard Burr supports him:
Burr: “There's not a separation between me and Donald Trump.”
VO: Worse, Richard BURR voted 11 times against our DREAMers and immigration reform! Donald Trump, Richard Burr and the Republicans have a dangerous agenda for North Carolina. LET’S VOTE for Hillary Clinton and Deborah Ross!
DISCLAIMER: People For the American Way is responsible for the content of this advertising.

For more information on the ad, or to schedule an interview, please email [email protected]

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. PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program works to expose and counter anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies from Republican and far-right candidates, leaders, and elected officials.

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