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

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.

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AOC Is Calling On Democrats To Hold No Punches In Response To Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

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AOC Is Calling On Democrats To Hold No Punches In Response To Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

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It’s official. Amy Coney Barrett, the judge who is opposed to marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act, is a Supreme Court justice. Barrett has two years of experience as a judge and her confirmation to the Supreme Court has renewed the fight by Democrats, especially AOC.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to fight after the latest Supreme Court confirmation.

Amy Coney Barrett is President Trump’s third Supreme Court appointee and her confirmation has reenergized Democratic politicians. Rep. AOC used the confirmation to call for the Democrats to step up and fight like Republicans.

During President Obama’s last year, the Republican-led Senate refused to hold hearings for his appointee Merrick Garland 8 months before the election. Sen. Mitch McConnell at the time claimed it was inappropriate to hold a hearing during President Obama’s last year. Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation was rushed through with only 8 days till an election.

Barrett’s confirmation is energizing Democratic voters and what they want to see from a Democratic-controlled government.

Democratic voters have long been calling for politicians to pushback against the Republican Party. A common sentiment among the voters is that the Democrats in power have not been forceful enough on behalf of the voters. Rep. AOC is a politician elected to power in the name of that frustration.

An argument has been made to change the court by following past precedent.

Democratic candidates and politicians are calling the Republican Party’s move to confirm Barrett a sham. The argument used is that millions of American have already voted and the confirmation should have been held until the election. Democrats claim that if President Trump loses then Barrett’s confirmation goes against the will of the American voters.

Voters are hoping for a more vocal Democratic Party.

There is one week before the election and millions of people have already voted. Millions more will vote before Nov. 3 and both parties are doing everything in their power to win the election. Democrats saw a historic surge in donations after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death through ActBlue. It is clear that the Democratic Party is motivated but will it translate into votes.

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Black Eyed Peas With Jennifer Hudson Redo Lyrics Of ‘Where Is The Love’ For Powerful Biden Ad

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Black Eyed Peas With Jennifer Hudson Redo Lyrics Of ‘Where Is The Love’ For Powerful Biden Ad

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There are seven days left until the 2020 presidential elections. Democrats and Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure that their party wins. The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson joined the fight for a Biden/Harris administration with a powerful ad.

The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and Joe Biden are appealing to the love of the American people.

The Black Eyed Peas with Jennifer Hudson reworked the lyrics to the groups mega hit “Where Is The Love” to appeal to the American voters. The video starts with Joe Biden quoting the late civil rights activist Ella Baker saying, “Give people light and they will find the way.”

Biden’s ad is a final push to appeal to the American voters’ compassion and love. Images of protesters fighting against police brutality and white supremacy stand alongside the white supremacists marching with torches. The stark realities of two Americas is shocking as people from all walks of life hold up hearts with their hands to appeal to voters.

The ad is resonating with voters who are desperate for a hopeful message from the White House.

Fear and hate have dominated the past four years. Marginalized communities have lost rights and progress under the Trump administration. The administration has apologized for white supremacists while underplaying the danger it poses to the U.S. The FBI has named white supremacy the biggest domestic terror threat in the U.S. yet the Trump administration has done little to limit it. During the first presidential debate, President Trump was asked to condemn white supremacy and he was not able to do so.

For Biden, the election is a referendum on what kind of nation we want moving forward.

People are excited to see this collaboration. It is tugging at everyone’s heartstrings. Hate crimes have increased significantly under the Trump administration and police brutality has become more visible. The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor highlighted the need to better train our police forces and change policing in the U.S. Americans took to the streets for months protesting the disproportionate share of local and state budgets allocated to police departments.

People are focusing on the issues on the ballot.

The Democratic Party is highlighting the issues represented on the ballot this election. From immigration to healthcare to democracy, the argument from the Democratic Party is that this election is the most consequential election of our lifetime. Furthermore, the Democratic Party and the Biden/Harris campaign argue that the soul and spirit of our nation are on the ballot.

Don’t forget to vote on Nov. 3 or send in your mail-in ballot in time to make sure that your vote and voice are heard.

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