Union Goes After Republicans In Spanish On Colorado’s Airwaves

November 20, 2015
SEIU has spent $14,560 on 53 spots airing in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, according to a review of FCC documents. The ad, running through the weekend, features statements from Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz arguing against amnesty and President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
"These candidates may be different, but their messages are all the same," says an English language version ad. "Now it's time for our community to say 'no.' We will not accept hate. We will not allow anti-immigrant attacks. We will not support the status quo. Because if they win, we lose." 
The 2-million member SEIU, one of the largest unions in the country, said in a statement the ads are part of a six-figure national campaign. 

"Republican candidates continue to campaign on the promise of shutting down DAPA and DACA," says Rocio Saenz, SEIU International Executive Vice President, referring to the president's deferred action programs allowing many immigrant families to stay in the country. "We won’t forget. We will instead remind them that we are more than 30 million eligible Latino and AAPI voters in 2016 – that’s not a swing vote, that’s a warning.”

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