DFA launches $200,000 campaign to expand Latino support for Deborah Ross’ U.S. Senate race

Initial phase features bilingual TV, radio, digital media buys, persuasion calls to increase turnout of key voters in tight Senate race
 

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the initial phase of an expected $200,000 campaign to increase support for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross among Spanish and English-speaking Latino voters, a critical and growing voting block in the Tar Heel State.  

The comprehensive independent expenditure campaign will feature TV, radio, online, and pre-roll video ads in both English and Spanish, as well as bilingual persuasion calls targeting all Latino voters who have voted in any of the last three previous elections.

The ads, which argue that Ross is the fighter Latino’s need to stand up to bullies like Donald Trump, are believed to some of the very first to deploy Trump’s anti-Latino comments in a Spanish-language ad in support of a U.S. Senate candidate.

See the TV ad, “Fighter of Our Own” in Spanish  and in English, here:

 


 Full scripts of both TV and radio ads are also available below.

Quote from DFA Communications Director Neil Sroka on the group’s investment in Ross’ U.S. Senate race:

“Not only do Democrats need to take back the U.S. Senate, we need to do so with leaders like Deborah Ross who will fearlessly stand up to bigoted bullies like Donald Trump and build an economy that works for every single American.

“Democracy for America believes that our country’s progressive values win when the voices of Black and Brown voters are heard loudly and clearly at the ballot box.  We’re investing in this early, tightly-targeted campaign to make sure all North Carolina voters know that a vote for Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate is another vitally important way to beat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda in November.”  -- Neil Sroka, Communications Director, Democracy for America

According to a 2013 Pew Hispanic Trends report, North Carolina has the fastest growing Latino population among the nation’s key “swing” states. DFA’s tightly-targeted, six-figure campaign in the North Carolina Senate race is rooted in the belief that high turnout among every segment of the Rising American Electorate in every state is essential to Democratic success in 2016.  

Also, despite recent public polling indicating that Deborah Ross is running one of Democrats' closest U.S. Senate races, data collected by OpenSecrets suggests her campaign has received no disclosed national support from official Democratic Party committees and little from other national groups.

Democracy for America worked with Solidarity Strategies, the nation’s largest Latino-owned and operated political consulting firm, and 76 Words on the campaign and ad production.

DFA, which endorsed Deborah Ross in March, is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 41,000 members in the state of North Carolina and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. 

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SCRIPT -- TV Spot-- “Fighter of our own”

Cuando una persona como Donald Trump quiere ser presidente
When a person like Donald Trump wants to be president

Y dice que somos
And says we are  

Criminales
Criminals

Y violadores
And rapists

Necesitamos a alguien que luche por nosotros
We need a fighter of our own

Y para el Senado
And for Senate

Esa persona es Deborah Ross
That person is Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross no le tiene miedo a Donald Trump
Deborah Ross isn’t afraid of Donald Trump

Deborah Ross apoya la reforma migratoria
Deborah Ross believes in comprehensive immigration reform

Y Deborah Ross está a favor de una Carolina del Norte que funciona para todos
And Deborah Ross is for a North Carolina that works for all of us.

Democracy for America es responsable por el contenido de este anuncio.
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SCRIPT -- Radio Spot-- “Fighter & Defender”

Cuando una persona como Donald Trump quiere ser presidente
When a person like Donald Trump wants to be president

Y dice cosas sobre los Latinos
And says things about Latinos

Como que somos criminales
Like we are criminals

Y que somos violadores
And we are rapists

Y nos acusa de
And accuses us of

Traer drogas
Bringing drugs

Y crimen
And crime

Y amenaza con separarnos de nuestras familias
And threatens to tear our families apart

Es importante tener a alguien en el Senado de los Estados Unidos que luche por nosotros
It is important that we have someone in the United States Senate who is going to stand for us

Necesitamos a alguien que nos defienda
We need a fighter and defender

Que no le tenga miedo a Donald Trump
Who isn’t afraid of Donald Trump

Y para el Senado
And for Senate

Esa persona es la Demócrata Deborah Ross
That person is Democrat Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross apoya la reforma migratoria
Deborah Ross believes in comprehensive immigration reform

Deborah Ross trabajara por empleos y una economía que funciona para todos
Deborah Ross will work for jobs and an economy that works for everyone

Y Deborah Ross siempre luchará por la comunidad Latina
And Deborah Ross will always stand up for the Latino Community

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