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She Battled Her Way To U.S. Citizenship, Now She’s Voting Against Trump

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For 57-year-old Celia Vargas, overcoming adversity has been a lifelong battle.

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In the early 1980s, Vargas fled her home country of El Salvador when her husband was killed during the nation’s civil war. After seeking asylum, she was smuggled into the U.S., in a small wooden box, thanks to the efforts of her children. Once here, Vargas remarried, had another child, got divorced, all while making ends meet with menial jobs. In 1996, Vargas received her U.S. citizenship, and a few years later she met the man who would become her husband, Jorge Alberto. Unfortunately, Jorge was deported back to El Salvador earlier this year, leaving their marriage’s future uncertain. And the cherry on top of all this bad luck? Vargas is currently saddled with $17,000 dollars in medical debt because her employer – Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas – refuses to sign a contract with the union she belongs to, which could have provided her with the benefits to cover her breast cancer surgery.

Don’t get it twisted, though. Vargas is anything but beaten.

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Vargas is fighting to have her employer recognize her union, which has been an uphill battle. When Vargas and other co-workers began wearing union buttons in a show of solidarity, they were briefly suspended. Only after the Culinary Union 226 came to their defense, filing an “unfair labor practice” with the National Labor Relations, was Vargas allowed to return to work, still wearing her buttons. Without the Culinary Union 226, workers in situations similar to Vargas’ might end up on the streets or worse. Despite the backlash, Vargas isn’t deterred. She’ll keep on fighting through, and she’ll also cast her vote in Nevada, a state Donald Trump sorely needs to have any chance of winning, for Hillary Clinton.

[H/T] NYT: Latina Hotel Workers Harness Forceof Labor and of Politics in Las Vegas

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Just In Case You Needed Extra Motivation To Vote, Here Are The Most Offensive Trumpisms

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Just In Case You Needed Extra Motivation To Vote, Here Are The Most Offensive Trumpisms

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After what felt like an infinity, the election is finally here. So what better way to remember this journey than with a throwback list of all the wild s**t Trump has said. You know, just in case you needed some extra motivation for when you’re standing in line to give a metaphorical middle finger to the worst presidential candidate in American history.

Remember when he said a Mexican judge couldn’t do his job because of his ethnicity?

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No, no, not racist at all.

Oh and when he bashed Jeb Bush because of his wife’s race.

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He must have forgotten that screenshots exist.

And who can forget his “I love Hispanics” Instagram post…with a taco bowl?

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Really Trump, really?

Or when he claimed Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists.

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Just another racist generalization to add to the list.

Can’t forget he also called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”.

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Seriously Trump??

He even threatened to have Hillary put in jail if he were to win the election.

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There’s also all of his sexually inappropriate remarks, like that whole “grab her by the p***y” thing.

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Because having respect for women has never really been his thing.

And his comment on the number of sexual assaults that occur within the military.

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As if sexual assault was something natural that can’t be prevented.

He encouraged people on Twitter to “check out [a] sex tape” that doesn’t exist because Alicia Machado had the audacity to call him out.

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Trump really has no filter. At all. Which is why Hillary told him:

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But we all know that’s gonna happen.

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So there you have it, folks. One of the candidates running for president is a man who’s petty and says wild things about women, minorities, and the disabled. Luckily, it’s in your hands to stop him from being elected. SO GO OUT AND VOTE!

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