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Latino Victory Fund Has Removed A Political Ad Showing A White Supremacist In A Truck Running Down Children Of Color

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The gubernatorial race in Virginia has gotten nasty. Republican candidate Ed Gillespie is accusing his opponent, Virginia lieutenant governor Ralph Northam, of helping the gang MS-13 spread throughout Virgnia due to his sanctuary city policies. “MS-13 is a menace,” says a voiceover in Gillespie’s ad. “Yet Ralph Northam voted in favor of sanctuary cities that let dangerous illegal immigrants back on the street increasing the threat of MS-13. Ralph Northam’s policies are dangerous.”

The Democratic Party of Virginia has distributed political flyers connecting Gillespie to President Trump and the Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally. The latest punch thrown in Virginia’s gubernatorial race comes from the Latino Victory Fund, an organization that aims to amplify Latino voices in politics and government.

This is the Latino Victory Fund ad against Ed Gillespie that has sparked some mixed emotions.

The ad, shown above, shows a group of children of color running for their lives in Virginia as they are chased by a black pickup truck. At one point, you can see an Ed Gillespie campaign bumper sticker on the back of the truck. The only words heard during the ad are those a one child telling the rest to keep running. All we know of the person in the truck is that they are perceived to be white and on a mission to harm the four children.

The ad has received a lot of backlash from self-proclaimed Republican voters and pundits. The tweet containing the video is filled with responses from Twitter users who are outraged and offended even calling the ad racist. Yet, Latino Victory Fund is not apologizing for the message behind the video.

“Latino Victory’s ad portrays the real-life concerns of communities of color in an increasingly hostile political and social environment. For weeks, Gillespie has peddled dangerous stereotypes, slandering Latinos and immigrants and calling us ‘thugs’ and ‘criminals,'” Cristóbal J. Alex, president of Latino Victory Fund said in an email statement. “We won’t take it any longer. It’s our moral imperative to stand up for Latino and immigrant families. Our ad holds a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don’t like what they see.”

Some appeared to be frustrated with Latino Victory Fund for running an attack ad.

While others see the ad as proof that both sides of the aisle are focusing on fear over substance.

Others pointed out that some people just don’t understand that fear in communities of color right now.

Latino Victory Fund has since removed their tweet containing the video.

So…


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This Congressman Was Denied Membership To The Congressional Hispanic Caucus And He Claims The Reason Is Discriminatory

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This Congressman Was Denied Membership To The Congressional Hispanic Caucus And He Claims The Reason Is Discriminatory

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Congressman Carlos Curbelo, a Republican representing Florida’s 26th district, is embroiled in a fight with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) after the organization denied his application for membership.

According to The Miami Herald, Curbelo has been trying to join the caucus since February. He claims that his rejection is proof that Latino Americans are divided by party lines and cautioned that the partisanship could backfire on the caucus. The CHC doesn’t deny those accusations in their statement on Curbelo’s rejection.

“After due consideration, the CHC determined not to accept Rep. Curbelo’s request to join the Caucus,” CHC spokesperson Carlos Paz Jr. says in the statement. “The CHC isn’t just an organization for Hispanics; it is a caucus that represents certain values. This vote reflects the position of many of our members that Rep. Curbelo and his record are not consistent with those values.”

Politico reports that a major point of contention between the CHC and Curbelo stem from a difference in opinion over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the GOP tax reform bill. The Cuban-American politician argued that his stance on both issues aren’t as partisan as caucus members believe. However, The Lugar Center – McCourt School of Bipartisan Index ranks the representative 11th for his bipartisanship work in the House.

“This is the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. As far as I’m concerned, it means that if you’re in Congress and you’re Hispanic, you should be allowed to join,” Curbelo told Stuart Varney while appearing on his Fox Business channel show, “Varney & Co.” “There’s no exclusion based on some of your beliefs or the way you view things. It’s a very ugly message to send. It sends a message that the American Hispanic community should be segregated.”

Democrats are actively working to unseat Curbelo, who is up for re-election in 2018. The Republican currently represents a blue-leaning district of southern Florida that includes Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Miami-Dade County went for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 30 points, while Monroe County voted Trump over Clinton by seven points. Based on the recent election results in Virginia, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Montana, Republicans in Florida may have cause for concern.


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