Speaker Paul Ryan Pledges Not to Pass Immigration Reform & RNC Suspends Relationship With Spanish-Language Media
What NOT To Do If You Want to Win Fastest Growing Electorate in 2016
WASHINGTON – Republicans are pushing the limits of their anti-immigrant agenda both in Congress and on the campaign trail. First, the Republican National Committee suspended its relationship with NBC--the parent company of Telemundo--giving up their only chance to speak directly to Latino voters who will be key to winning the White House next year. And already the new Speaker cowered to the extreme anti-immigrants in the House and pledged not to pass immigration reform while President Obama remains in office.
Below are remarks from Lupe Lopez, Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:
“The Republicans have really cordoned themselves off from attracting any Latino voters to their side in next year’s election. First, they ditch Telemundo as a moderator for their February debate in Houston, foregoing their only opportunity to speak directly to millions of Latino households. And #2, the new Speaker of the House repeats his promise over and over that he will never bring up immigration reform to the House floor as long as President Obama is still in the White House.
"We get it! You don't think you need our vote. It's too bad because all statistics show that you do. By refusing to speak directly to our community and at the same time promising not to address one of the most important issues affecting our families, the GOP is committing election-year suicide. The path to the White House depends on winning Latino, Asian-American, and other immigrant voters, and there’s no way any candidate or party can win by blatantly shutting out the fastest growing segment of the electorate.”
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