Stand up against hateful political tactics
A dark-money group led by the architect of Donald Trump’s inhumane and failed immigration policies has its sights set on suppressing the votes of Latino and Latina voters in Colorado.
We cannot let them succeed.
As reported earlier this week in the Colorado Sun, the America First Legal Foundation, which was founded by former Trump confidant Stephen Miller, has delivered Spanish-language mailers and radio ads with anti-transgender messaging to Colorado’s Latino voters on the Front Range and -- we can confirm -- also in the central-mountain region.
“These dishonest attacks are not only designed to fuel hate and vilify transgender Americans -- their true intent is to strip Latinos of their voice by making our electoral process seem like a cesspool that is not worth venturing into,” said Alex Sánchez, founder and CEO of Voces Unidas de las Montañas and Voces Unidas Action Fund.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, has an entire page devoted to Miller. He is infamous for designing Trump’s cruel immigrant family separation policy, which left children in cages at the border; shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which defers deportation for immigrants brought to this country as minors by and allows them to work, but requires regular renewals; and banning Muslim immigrants.
Miller’s group isn’t just targeting Latino and Latina voters in Colorado, however. According to media reports, their dirty tricks are being used in ads in California and Arizona as well.
We cannot let hate groups, racists, anti-immigration radicals or anyone else succeed at suppressing our voices and our votes.
If you receive a mailer or see an ad that you believe is trying to intimidate voters, let us know by calling or texting: 970-340-8502.
These dark-money groups are bullies who are betting that we will remain silent and sit on our ballots. We must stand up, speak up, and tell them we will not let them take away our voice -- and we will not let their hateful and harmful rhetoric go unchallenged.
Voces Unidas has launched a dedicated nonpartisan elections website (www.vocesunidas.vote) with links to official state and local government information.