Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GOP-Backed 527 Urges Hispanic Voters To Stay Home

Andrea Nill wrote an interesting article for Think Progress on Tuesday that I had found very interesting - a Republican 527 group had purchased advertising time on Spanish language Univision urging Hispanic voters not to vote.
Yesterday, Latinos for Reform — a Republican 527 group — announced that it purchased an $80,000 buy on Univision to air ads urging Nevada Latino voters not to vote. Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant and political analyst for Univision, has described the ad as an expression of the Latino community’s frustration with the lack of immigration reform. Apparently, telling Latino voters not to vote will somehow empower them. “It’s the only way for Hispanics to stand up and demand some attention,” Deposada claims. “I can’t ask people to support a Republican candidate who has taken a completely irresponsible and bordering on racist position on immigration,” he said about senatorial candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV). (As a side note, the ad doesn’t mention Angle or the fact that Republicans have been obstructing reform for the past year).
It seems that Republicans don't want immigrants in this nation and those here legally they don't want to vote.

Here is the English version of the ad:

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