BREAKING: Trump jumps into the VA election with racist attack

PFAW Election Alert (MATCH: ACTIVE)
2017-10-06 15:59:10
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, Gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie and other Republican candidates in the CRITICAL Virginia elections happening right now are using both dog-whistle and overt appeals to racism in their ads and mailers -- demonizing Latinos and immigrants and even accusing Democrats of being in league with the violent gang MS-13. And now Donald Trump is getting into the fray, tweeting last night: “Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!” We need to fight back NOW. Through this weekend, all donations to our work to DEFEAT Trump Republicans and their racist tactics in Virginia will be MATCHED -- doubling your impact in what is hands-down the most important election of 2017. Make a matched donation now to help progressives WIN in Virginia and capture the all-important momentum heading into 2018>> act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ Republicans’ ads in this election have been compared to the infamous “Willie Horton” ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988 -- that ad also played to racism and fears of crime committed by minorities. Well, we’re fighting back … waging a MAJOR campaign to defeat Trump Republicans in Virginia, which would lay the groundwork to undo right-wing gerrymandering in that crucial swing state and give us much-needed momentum heading into the 2018 midterms. But we need your help … and, with Republicans ramping up their dirty attacks, we need it now. Our first TV ad of the Virginia election will start airing THIS WEEKEND… PFAW board member and civil rights/progressive movement icon Dolores Huerta recently joined us for volunteer events to rally and energize our canvassers… We’re mobilizing our Virginia-area supporters to make a big difference in races up and down the ballot, and we’re just weeks away from a big planned weekend of grassroots action... We’re supporting 14 amazing young progressive candidates for state and local Virginia races through our Next Up Victory Fund to help build a deep progressive bench and a true leadership pipeline for national progressive movement… We’re plugging big names from the progressive movement -- and even celebrities -- into these Virginia efforts… And more! And, of course, we’re exposing the Right’s bigoted campaign tactics and fearmongering, and asking members of our national audience, like you, to engage with this election -- the most important one of 2017. All donations to this effort in the next 72 hours will be MATCHED! Please donate now to support our efforts to secure this major progressive victory against Trump and his allies>> act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ Thanks for being in this fight! -- Lizet Ocampo, Political Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/647 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
We need to overcome the GOP's Trump-style race-baiting in this CRUCIAL election...

People for the American Way


Anne,

Gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie and other Republican candidates in the CRITICAL Virginia elections happening right now are using both dog-whistle and overt appeals to racism in their ads and mailers -- demonizing Latinos and immigrants and even accusing Democrats of being in league with the violent gang MS-13.

And now Donald Trump is getting into the fray, tweeting last night: “Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!”

We need to fight back NOW.

Through this weekend, all donations to our work to DEFEAT Trump Republicans and their racist tactics in Virginia will be MATCHED -- doubling your impact in what is hands-down the most important election of 2017.

Republicans’ ads in this election have been compared to the infamous “Willie Horton” ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988 -- that ad also played to racism and fears of crime committed by minorities.

Well, we’re fighting back … waging a MAJOR campaign to defeat Trump Republicans in Virginia, which would lay the groundwork to undo right-wing gerrymandering in that crucial swing state and give us much-needed momentum heading into the 2018 midterms.

But we need your help … and, with Republicans ramping up their dirty attacks, we need it now.

  • Our first TV ad of the Virginia election will start airing THIS WEEKEND…
  • PFAW board member and civil rights/progressive movement icon Dolores Huerta recently joined us for volunteer events to rally and energize our canvassers…
  • We’re mobilizing our Virginia-area supporters to make a big difference in races up and down the ballot, and we’re just weeks away from a big planned weekend of grassroots action...
  • We’re supporting 14 amazing young progressive candidates for state and local Virginia races through our Next Up Victory Fund to help build a deep progressive bench and a true leadership pipeline for national progressive movement…
  • We’re plugging big names from the progressive movement -- and even celebrities -- into these Virginia efforts…
  • And more!

And, of course, we’re exposing the Right’s bigoted campaign tactics and fearmongering, and asking members of our national audience, like you, to engage with this election -- the most important one of 2017.

All donations to this effort in the next 72 hours will be MATCHED!

Thanks for being in this fight!

-- Lizet Ocampo, Political Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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