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Univison rejects GOP group’s ad urging Latinos not to vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKFAiMbm1Fc

Yesterday, ThinkProgress broke the story that Univision was set to air an $80,000 ad from “Latinos for Reform — a Republican 527 group” that was urging Latinos not to vote–seemingly to punish Democratic leaders. The ad specifically targets Nevada and the reelection battle that Harry Reid is engaged in.

The ad is appalling, and a not-so-veiled attempt at helping the Republican candidate do better by keeping Latino voters, who mostly swing democratic, home. The ad also conveniently ignores the fact that most of what has been keeping the Democrats from moving their agenda forward (including the DREAM Act) has been the Republicans.

Luckily Univision came to its senses and refused to air the ad.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/zaneta/ Zaneta

    It’s a sad day when people tell a specific population that no one in their government will advocate for them. They should be more upfront about their real message: “The democrats didn’t do all that much for, but neither will we…so you’re better off just giving up.” Our government is so broken.

  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ Jessica “Jess” Victoria Carillo

    Nothing happened for us because they (GOP) don’t want any immigration reform! Do they think we’re idiots that will think of them as saviors? Okay, me and my mom were driving out of Lamont and I saw an anti-Pelosi/Boxer/Costa sign telling voters not to vote for them. When the devil hands out ice cream cones losers.

  • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    I’m mixed–so I’m voting with the Cuban half! And as per usual, I’ll be voting against the GOP!