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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:22 PM

Latino Group Encourages Hispanic Voters To Oppose Democrats In Key Swing States

A major Latino organization announced plans Tuesday to encourage Hispanic voters to think twice before casting a ballot for four Democratic senators currently seeking re-election in key swing states.

Presente Action issued a statement Tuesday to say it would target four Democrats who the group says have opposed immigration reform. The group cited the senators' support for a procedural vote held last week that the group says amounted to a vote against expanded deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.

The four Democrats are Sens. Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.).

While the senators did not actually vote to oppose executive action on immigration, they joined Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in pushing for a vote on amendments that would have restricted the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and prevented any expansion of executive action on immigration. The measure failed 50 to 50, with every Republican, along with five Democrats, supporting it.

Many immigrant advocates and Latino activists interpreted the move as a rejection of executive action on immigration -- the only politically feasible option for reform since efforts for comprehensive reform failed in Congress amid strong opposition from House Republicans.

"These senators crossed the line," Executive Director of Presente Action Arturo Carmona told The Huffington Post. "Latinos will no longer accept this type of behavior from elected officials, where the most vulnerable in our community are thrown under the bus."

The group is circulating petitions, buying ads on Facebook and Google, and urging its members to tell friends and families in the senators' home states not to vote for the candidates.

A major Latino organization announced plans Tuesday to encourage Hispanic voters to think twice before casting a ballot for four Democratic senators currently seeking re-election in key swing states.

Presente Action issued a statement Tuesday to say it would target four Democrats who the group says have opposed immigration reform. The group cited the senators' support for a procedural vote held last week that the group says amounted to a vote against expanded deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.

The four Democrats are Sens. Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.).

While the senators did not actually vote to oppose executive action on immigration, they joined Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in pushing for a vote on amendments that would have restricted the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and prevented any expansion of executive action on immigration. The measure failed 50 to 50, with every Republican, along with five Democrats, supporting it.

Many immigrant advocates and Latino activists interpreted the move as a rejection of executive action on immigration -- the only politically feasible option for reform since efforts for comprehensive reform failed in Congress amid strong opposition from House Republicans.

"These senators crossed the line," Executive Director of Presente Action Arturo Carmona told The Huffington Post. "Latinos will no longer accept this type of behavior from elected officials, where the most vulnerable in our community are thrown under the bus."

The group is circulating petitions, buying ads on Facebook and Google, and urging its members to tell friends and families in the senators' home states not to vote for the candidates.

A major Latino organization announced plans Tuesday to encourage Hispanic voters to think twice before casting a ballot for four Democratic senators currently seeking re-election in key swing states.

Presente Action issued a statement Tuesday to say it would target four Democrats who the group says have opposed immigration reform. The group cited the senators' support for a procedural vote held last week that the group says amounted to a vote against expanded deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.

The four Democrats are Sens. Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.).

While the senators did not actually vote to oppose executive action on immigration, they joined Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in pushing for a vote on amendments that would have restricted the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and prevented any expansion of executive action on immigration. The measure failed 50 to 50, with every Republican, along with five Democrats, supporting it.

Many immigrant advocates and Latino activists interpreted the move as a rejection of executive action on immigration -- the only politically feasible option for reform since efforts for comprehensive reform failed in Congress amid strong opposition from House Republicans.

"These senators crossed the line," Executive Director of Presente Action Arturo Carmona told The Huffington Post. "Latinos will no longer accept this type of behavior from elected officials, where the most vulnerable in our community are thrown under the bus."

The group is circulating petitions, buying ads on Facebook and Google, and urging its members to tell friends and families in the senators' home states not to vote for the candidates.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/presente-action-latino-vote_n_5877198.html

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Reply Latino Group Encourages Hispanic Voters To Oppose Democrats In Key Swing States (Original post)
rh24 Sep 2014 OP
SonderWoman Sep 2014 #1
john262 Sep 2014 #2
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #14
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #15
rh24 Sep 2014 #3
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 2014 #5
_eek Oct 2014 #8
Name removed Oct 2014 #9
toast-chef Oct 2014 #12
_eek Oct 2014 #16
toast-chef Oct 2014 #17
_eek Oct 2014 #18
toast-chef Oct 2014 #19
swifty Sep 2014 #4
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 2014 #6
PolishProgressive Oct 2014 #10
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #7
Jaime Espinoza Oct 2014 #11
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #13
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #20
Immacolata Oct 2015 #21

Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:27 PM

1. Our resident conservative Democrats...

Can't say I'll miss them.

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:32 PM

2. The Democratic Party was amenable to diversity at one time.

But now apparently any "good" Democrat must pass a rigid ideological litmus test.

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Response to john262 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:27 PM

15. The GOP outreach program in Texas in action

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:35 PM

3. I won't miss them either.

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:19 PM

5. Only Maoists are allowed?

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 11:37 AM

8. You do realize YOU are the unwelcome guest in the tent

Moderate and sane Democrats are tired of being tied to fringe, and completely insane positions.

The majority of my fellow Democrats are moderate,patriotic, and do not hate our political opponents.

We get along with our coworkers, who are Republican, Libertarian and moderate Democrats, and roll our eyes and laugh at your grandiose and idiotic ideas of white privilege the silly name calling, you now like Bushitler, Teahadist KKKarl Rove? We want to work, have nice weekends and put our kids through schools,not tainted by the likes of Bill Ayers and Al Gore.

Your agendas are the punchlines at weekend BBQs that are populated by voters from both sides...

You are the outliers, the shallow end,and we will take our party back and leave you whining and lost in the wilderness, where you belong

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Response to _eek (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:20 PM

12. Yup. But you moderate "Democrats"

still want our money and votes, no?

Your entire post is a punchline to me.

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Response to toast-chef (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:31 PM

16. Odd

I feel that you are the one that takes my vote for granted..

and I am quite aware how you feel about moderates.
Again, it is your side that are outliers, minus your hyper partisan games, Moderates from both parties would work together, and we would all be the better for it.
The sooner the sane and centrist base from both sides cast out the vocal and idiotic fringe the sooner we can fix this country.

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Response to _eek (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 09:28 AM

17. No, we don't take your vote for granted.

We know you will vote for whomever you are told to vote for. Has the spittle flecked 'YOU HAVE TO..' screeching started at DU yet in regards to Clinton? It only takes 1 vote to lose an election. It would seem to me, you take our votes, money and time for granted.

It sounds to me like you are the ones of the hyper partisan attitude. Thus your "idiot fringe" and "not welcome in your tent", and being "cast out".

One thing some of the republicans are correct about around here, is the intolerance of some Democrats.

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Response to toast-chef (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 09:34 AM

18. You are wrong

For the first time in my life, I may actually NOT VOTE for a Democratic Presidential candidate.

I have problems with many of the presidential hopefuls, but I will do anything I can to avoid NOT voting for Hillary, I will either vote Green, or leave it blank. I will still vote for my Democratic posts local and state, but I just can not vote for Hillary. And all the shrieking that not voting is the same as a vote for the opposition is shit, it is my vote, and if the Party wants it they can come to me, not expect me to run to them.

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Response to _eek (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 09:46 AM

19. Then we agree about something.

I will not vote for Hillary either. I find it insulting that people assume that just because I am a woman, any woman should automatically get my vote.

I have always voted for Dems. I have started looking into other candidates in local and state elections. Locally, I voted for a Green party person and they won. I won't vote for a republican, but the Dems are no longer guaranteed my vote. They do need to get off their asses and realize people are starting to think for themselves.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:16 PM

4. I don't see how the calculation pays off.

Senators serve for six years, so this isn't a case of Hispanics accepting some pain in order to send a message. It's accepting six years of pain for a message that will be forgotten immediately after the election. Remember, the Republicans stand to gain ground in 2014, so they'll have a chance (and an obligation to their yahoo base) to declare war on Hispanic immigration reform interests. Four senators is a lot of nose to cut off to spite one's face.

The best policy for all is simple. No Republicans in any office ever. They have yet to apologize to the country for what George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans did to our country. I say the Republican Party stays in the corner with cone-shaped hats taped to their heads for a good long while.

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Response to swifty (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:21 PM

6. Have the Dems apologized for what LBJ did to the country? 58,000 USGI KIA?

Over a Lie about NVA PT Boats?

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Response to swifty (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 05:35 PM

10. I was just thinking that.

I was just thinking that.

This seems rather short-sighted. They must not have been paying attention to Eric Cantor's primary race. If they had, I think they'd see that any move which hands the reins of power over to the frothing lunacy of the current right wing isn't going to end well for them.

But whatever. It's their fight, to fight how they choose. People make their decisions for their own reasons.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 11:25 AM

7. Here is how the Texas Lt. Governor candidate is appealing to Hispanic voters

#t=11

This ad is amazing to me in that it is designed to piss off Hispanic voters

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:16 PM

11. Did the group suggest viable candidates who would be better in their view

I can't say I know every opponent of the 4 particularly well but those I do know would certainly not be likely to vote for less restrictive immigration policy by any means.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:23 PM

13. This is a front group being paid by the GOP or a Koch affiliate

The Kochs or the GOP try this stunt each and every year. This is not a new stunt and the Hispanic voters have gotten used to ignoring these faux appeals

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 09:30 PM

20. GOP alienated Latino voters because it could

The GOP is doing its best in this election cycle to alienate Hispanic voters http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-alienated-latino-voters-because-it-could

After the 2012 elections, Republican officials said the party had to face its demographic challenges responsibly. Party leaders said outreach to Latino voters was a necessity, and the Republican National Committee’s autopsy report said it was obvious the party would have to support comprehensive immigration reform.

But as the 2014 elections near, Republican politicians have proven that they simply do not care, and the party is arguably more anti-immigration now than any point in modern history. In an unexpected twist, though, the consequences of such fierce, far-right attitudes appear to be non-existent: after two years in which Republicans almost seemed determined to alienate Latinos on purpose, voters appear likely to expand the House Republican majority, and possibly even hand over control of the Senate to the GOP, too.

How is this possible? Nate Cohn crunched the numbers and discovered that Republicans blew off this entire constituency because they could – even if the GOP loses 100% support of the Latino vote this year, the party would still be positioned to keep control of the House and win the Senate.
Even a situation in which every Latino voter in America chose the Democratic candidate would mainly allow Democrats to fare better in the heavily Hispanic districts where the party already wins. This is already occurring, to a lesser degree. Over the last decade, Democratic gains among young and nonwhite voters have allowed Democrats to win a majority of the House vote without flipping enough districts to earn a majority of seats.

The Upshot analysis found that if not one of the eight million Hispanic voters supported the Republican candidate, Republicans would lose about a dozen House seats…. But given the Republicans’ current strength across rural areas and in conservative suburbs, the loss of every Hispanic every voter would not be enough to cost them the 17 seats that would flip House control…. In districts held by House Republicans, Hispanics represent only 6.7 percent of eligible voters and an even smaller share of the electorate.
The GOP's hatred of Latino voters will hurt the GOP in presidential years.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:14 PM

21. Hispanics aren't stupid.

They have eardrums, and they have heard the GOP. No Latino I know, and I know quite a few, would EVER vote Republican, and that's fine with me.

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