From the Latino Victory Fund:
New Ad by Latino Victory Fund Reflects Fears of Virginia’s Immigrant Community
Bilingual GOTV Spot Slams Gillespie’s Implicit Endorsement of White Supremacists and Racist Symbols
Washington, D.C. – For weeks, Virginia Republicans led by gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie have attacked the state’s immigrant population with misleading ads conflating immigration and gang violence. In response, Latino Victory Fund today released “American Nightmare,” a bilingual television ad encouraging voters of color to reject Gillespie’s implicit endorsement of white supremacists and racist symbols. The powerful ad portrays the stress and worry haunting immigrant families in an increasingly hostile political and social environment. The ad will begin airing Monday and continue through GOTV weekend.
“In a desperate attempt to become Virginia’s next governor, Ed Gillespie has eagerly embraced racism and xenophobia. We refuse to stand by as bullies like Gillespie slander our families, call us ‘thugs’ and ‘criminals,’ and portray hard-working immigrants as a national security threat,” said Cristóbal J. Alex, president of Latino Victory Fund. “Ed Gillespie has made it abundantly clear what he thinks of Latinos and immigrants, so on Election Day, our community will make it clear how we feel about him.”