Washington, DC – While Trump dehumanizes our community to score points with his base, immigrant youth of United We Dream Action are in high gear turning out voters in the final days of the election.
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder at United We Dream Action, said:
“Trump’s messages are straight out of his racist playbook: make outrageous lies about immigrants, incite violence and terrify people to bolster their own candidates.
Will any Republican respond to these attacks? Will Jeff Denham, who has undocumented family members, denounce the ad? Will Rick Scott, who loves to talk to us in Spanish, tell us that he doesn’t stand by these racist messages?
Let’s be honest, no matter what they say, Denham and Scott are buddy buddy with Trump. Republicans will continue to stand by him no matter the consequences to immigrants and our families, but their silence makes them complicit.
Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action know the stake of these elections – safety or deportation – and that’s why we’ve spoken to over 630,000 Latino and youth voters in crucial races. We are determined to elect leaders who are real champions of immigrants and people of color, to help us fight against Trump’s nativist agenda.”
The Here to Stay Campaign is turning out voters in key campaigns across the country:
—Texas Senate — UWDA endorsed Beto because we know exactly who Ted Cruz is. He is the worst of Trump’s deportation force and he will do everything in his power to deport us and our families.
—CA-10 House — Jeff Denham talks a good game since he has undocumented family members, but he still voted with Trump against DACA recipients. He picked party over family.
—New Mexico Gubernatorial— Pearce wants to bring the extreme Freedom Caucus to New Mexico to hurt the immigrant youth and our families.
—Florida Senate— We know Scott’s record, he vetoed driver’s licenses for undocumented people, opposed DACA and cheered on his Attorney General to sue President Obama to overturn DAPA, which offered protections for millions of parents of U.S. citizen children from deportations.