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SEIU is launching a Spanish-language ad campaign against four House Republicans on immigration:
The union is targeting Republican Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman of Colorado, as well as David Valadao of California and Joe Heck of Nevada with a round of Spanish-language television ads that will run for about two weeks, SEIU officials said. The ad buy is in the mid-six figures. [...]

“The actions of Republicans in Congress, remind me my grandma’s saying: Tell me who you’re with, and I’ll tell you who you are,” the ad’s female narrator says, according to a translation provided by SEIU. “Why? Because Republicans again and again insult our community, and blocked immigration reform.

“And the worst: They have voted against our future and our Dreamers,” the ad continues. “This November, we must go to the polls and vote against Republicans.”

Valadao did co-sponsor immigration reform legislation, but with his party blocking it from coming to a vote, he has to be seen as part of the problem, the union argues.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 06:43 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Oh damn!!! (3+ / 0-)
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    neuroguy, 4Freedom, MarkW53

    'They're insulting our community'.  They went there.  Hell they even included a saying from abuelita.  This one is gonna hurt.

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 07:19:47 AM PDT

  •  Suerte y al toro (1+ / 0-)
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    MarkW53

    US citizens compete with undocumented immigrants for construction and hotel jobs in high unemployment Las Vegas.

    But with the SLS opening up and the Echelon possibly opening, that could change by November.

    "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

    by Utahrd on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 08:25:11 AM PDT

  •  I would like (7+ / 0-)

    to see this ad in 90% of the markets in this country. Things would change.

  •  It's easy to forget (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, MarkW53

    the increasingly huge human cost of resistance to immigration reform. I hope the Republican's get a clear reminder at the polls in November.

    What do you despise? By this you are truly known.

    by jamott on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 09:31:53 AM PDT

  •  shouldn't (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, MarkW53

    Shouldn't evangelical Christians run similar ads--If you don't think your church stands for children being protected, change your church.

    Actions speak louder than petitions.

    by melvynny on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 09:32:29 AM PDT

  •  But, you have to remember - as we are being (1+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc

    reminded here in Colorado by Both Ways Bob Beauprez - the Spanish language based minorities are in that 47% that wouldn't vote Republican anyway.  So, why bother to attempt to solve a problem that concerns them?

    After all, those Representatives are "white-men"; and its the population of "white-men" most fearful of, and most threatened by, immigration of peoples of different skin-colors.  So, let that non-white 47% look out for themselves.  

  •  Good... (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, Decorina

    Anything to pile on that asshole Gardner is fine with me.

    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck (Disputed)

    by RichM on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 09:35:15 AM PDT

  •  Hope this one makes it to Iowa n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc

    "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." —Twain, Mark

    by not4morewars on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 09:37:32 AM PDT

  •  Joe Heck is one of the reasons I quit funding (0+ / 0-)

    the American College of Emergency Physicians PAC, (NEMPAC.) He's good on emergency medicine issues, except, of course, the ACA, but he's blood-red on everything else, & I refuse to send him money, even indirectly. I do respond to his questionnaires, though...
    NEMPAC sends money to various other Republicans, too, as well as to many Democrats. They base it on responses to a narrow set of criteria.
         I did manage, with others, to get them to hold back on sending money to Chip Cravaack in the 2012 cycle, when I still lived in the Minnesota 8th District. He'd said the right things to them, so they were going to send him a $1000 check, and were looking for an ACEP member from his district to present the check. None of the ER docs in Duluth would do it, and I objected to funding him on various other grounds. When they got objections from docs in his constituency and no one willing to do the photo op, they decided to hold back the check.

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 09:44:42 AM PDT

  •  The immigration issue is going to kill the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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    jamott, askew

    This weekend many people were discussing the story of he seven year old Honduran girl with a the note looking for her mother in North Carolina.

    That particular story hit the right chord of the heart strings of many people - even people that oppose immigration

    •  If the media would cover this story more honestly, (1+ / 0-)
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      aaraujo

      I think the public would be outraged over the GOP's position.

      Sinbad on dodging sniper fire in Bosnia - "What kind of president would say, 'Hey, man, I can't go 'cause I might get shot so I'm going to send my wife...oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'"

      by askew on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 10:25:15 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Good... (2+ / 0-)
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    Greenfinches, Decorina

    "we must go to the polls and vote against Republicans."
    Finally this is being said in print.

  •  Dime con quién andas (0+ / 0-)

    ... y te diré quién eres.  

    That's powerful stuff ... even though it's a saying from our grampos and abuelitas era, it's definitely making a big comeback.

    "And, once again, the forces of niceness and goodness have triumphed over the forces of evil and rottenness." --Maxwell Smart

    by emobile on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 10:14:34 AM PDT

  •  I won't pretend to understand the mindset of La... (0+ / 0-)

    I won't pretend to understand the mindset of Latino culture (especially since it isn't a monolithic block by any means), but this seems pretty plain to me--Rep (name) being in power has cause immigration reform to be blocked. Your only option to change this is to vote against Rep (name).

    Clear. Concise. Simple. And hopefully, effective.

  •  This should be our strategy... (0+ / 0-)

    Divide volunteers into groups (Latinos, African Americans, Women, LGBT, etc.); identify potential voters in a district by group; give each group a clear, concise message about how the GOP does not care about their needs; make sure everyone in your "group" is registered to vote; get them to the polls on election day!  The GOP has done so much of the work for us.  Now we have to make it pay off at the polls.

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