Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dolores Huerta Joins Arizona Latino Leaders to Get Out the Vote Against Trump

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Civil rights activist and People For the American Way (PFAW) board member Dolores Huerta joined Arizona Latino elected officials and community leaders in Arizona Thursday to launch a campaign aimed at denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

According to a PFAW’s press release, their new campaign Trumpublicans: Reject Trump and the Republicans / Trumpublicanos: Rechaza a Trump y los Republicanos “targets the anti-immigrant, anti-Latino extremism of Donald Trump and Senate Republicans.”

“Donald Trump has made clear time and time again that he’s campaigning for the presidency on the backs of Latinos and immigrants,” said Huerta. “But it’s not just Trump,” she added. “Republicans – even those who at times have criticized him – are still voting for him and are still blockading President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in the hopes that Donald Trump will fill the seat,” Huerta said.

Huerta urged Latinos to not only vote against Trump, but also against the Republican senators and elected officials supporting him. Sen. John McCain is one of the Republicans targeted by the “Trumpublicans.” McCain was a member of the Senate “Gang of Eight” who crafted a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013, but then he turned back on his support and called for the completion of a “danged fence” in his bid for re-election in 2010. Today, he is supporting Trump’s candidacy for President.

McCain is “putting our future into the hands – and they’re small hands – of somebody like Donald Trump,” said U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who once considered McCain a friend to the Latino community. “That is something that is dangerous and something that is extremely disappointing,” he added.

The campaign features bilingual radio and digital ads that began running Thursday morning in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.

NBC News