People For the American Way

PFAW’s Latinos Vote! Campaign Releases Ad Challenging Trump’s Dehumanizing, Anti-Immigrant “Animals” Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018

Contact: Drew Courtney atPeople For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

In response to President Trump’s remarks calling immigrants deported from the United States “not human” and “animals” at the White House, People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program released a rapid response digital ad, “Consequences.”

The online ad, which has an English and Spanish language version, will be seen on news websites and specifically target Latino voters in states including CA, AZ, NV, TX, WI, VA, PA, GA and FL.

“Donald Trump has labeled Mexican  immigrants ‘rapists,’ ‘killers’ and ‘murderers,’ he blasted Haiti, El Salvador, and all of Africa as ‘shithole’ countries, and he’s defended white supremacists. This is not just more of the hateful, bigoted rhetoric we’ve seen since he took office,” said Lizet Ocampo, PFAW’s political director. “Calling immigrants animals is a new low. Dehumanizing anyone is both immoral and dangerous. We’re challenging this hate head-on by mobilizing Latino voters to take their outrage to the polls. 2018 is shaping up to be a year of consequences for Trump’s extremism—and for Republicans who have enabled his hate.  If there’s a blue wave election this year, it’s going to be led by the Latino community. We’re working to make that happen.”

Watch the ad here in English and Spanish.

Full ad script in English and Spanish:

Donald Trump said that immigrants are animals.

[Donald Trump: But we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.]

Republicans keep supporting Trump.

Let’s send a message this November with our vote.

Let’s vote for Democrats, who fight for us.

Register to vote now.

There have to be consequences.

Donald Trump dijo que los inmigrantes son animales.

[Donald Trump: But we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.]

Los Republicanos siguen apoyando a Trump.

Mandemos un mensaje este Noviembre con nuestro voto.

Votemos por los Demócratas  que luchan por nosotros.

Regístrate para votar ahora

Tiene que haber consecuencias.

Latinos Vote! exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies. Through electoral work and campaigns, Latinos Vote! holds politicians accountable for the harm they do to immigrant and Latino communities. In over six election cycles, PFAW’s Latinos Vote! has run bilingual paid and earned media campaigns in swing states and elections where the Latino vote can be decisive.

For interviews with PFAW’s Political Director Lizet Ocampo, contact Kawana Lloyd, 240-472-2860, [email protected]nestrategies.com.

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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