Communities of Color and Activists Come Together to Urge Immigrant Voters to Reject Rep. Barbara Comstock through Innovative Text-a-Thon
Community Advocates Unite the Vote on November 6 against Hate
WHAT: Advocates gather to urge voters – using the latest in peer to peer text messaging – to cast their ballots in support of immigrants, no to Barbara Comstock.
WHEN: Tuesday October 23, 2018, at 6:30pm
WHERE: 4536-B John Marr Drive, Annandale, Virginia
Annandale, VA – Community advocates from CASA in Action, Asian American and Pacific Islanders Victory Fund, and For Our Future Virginia will hold a massive Text-a-Thon – using the latest in peer to peer technology – on Tuesday at 6pm in Annandale to urge 10th District constituents to vote Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) out of office in November. They will be texting AAPI and Latino voters in the 10th district to remind them to vote out Barbara Comstock.
The one-on-one conversations with thousands of voters via text-messaging will be led by immigrants with TPS, people of color and labor rights advocates who are working together encouraging voters to unite the vote against Comstock’s hate and divisiveness.
Last year’s victory of Governor Northam demonstrated an outright rejection of the Trump/Gillespie playbook of xenophobic and racist campaign tactics. This is exactly the type of race-baiting and fear mongering that Rep. Barbara Comstock is using in her campaign. Furthermore, while Comstock’s District is home to the nation’s second largest Republican-represented population of people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Comstock has refused to meet with any of the thousands of immigrants who’ve lived and worked in her district legally for as long as decades.
“Virginia will not tolerate the hate and divisiveness that Comstock is using in her campaign. This November, we urge voters to unite the vote to make a better future for us all, no matter what we look like, how long we’ve been here, or what’s in our wallets. This Tuesday, we will be texting thousands of voters urging them to protect our diverse community through their vote,” stated Luis Aguilar from CASA in Action.
“The AAPI Victory Fund in partnership with For our Future is pleased to join CASA in Action this Tuesday to reach minority voters in Virginia. Races across the state of Virginia hang in the balance and turnout from minority communities can make the difference on Election Day. We look forward to seeing everyone there to make sure the BlueWave happens with representation from all communities in Virginia,” stated AAPI Victory Fund.
For Our Future Virginia State Director Antwaun Griffin offered, “Barbara Comstock ‘s record makes clear exactly who she supports. By opposing workers’ rights and communities of color, she is actively working to tip the scales even more in favor of the one percent. It is imperative that we get out the vote for Jennifer Wexton on November 6th to ensure we have a Congress that works for all of us.”
TPS status for all workers will expire in 2019 and Congress has yet to take action to avert the disaster of un-legalizing as many as a million people.
With nearly 100,000+ lifetime members, CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit CASAinAction.org. Follow us @CASAinAction
The AAPI Victory Fund – the first Super PAC of its kind – is focused on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box. The Victory Fund’s mission is to partner with local and national community- based organizations to build sustained support for progressive voting blocs within the AAPI community.
For Our Future Virginia For Our Future and For Our Future Action Fund (FOF & FOFAF) were founded in 2016 and organize both electoral and issue campaigns through a Super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization, respectively, partnering with community-based organizations to build permanent progressive power on the ground.