“Do I Look Illegal?” Join BOR for an Arizona GOP Debate Watch

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What a long strange primary season it has been. We started our BOR GOP Debate Watch events five months ago, with Rick Perry's first appearance in a debate. Since then, Rick dropped out, Romney muddled along, Gingrich briefly grabbed the lead, and now Santorum has surged from the rear once more.

Through it all we've watched Republicans use anti-immigration and anti-Latino rhetoric that has grown increasingly offensive. From opposition to the DREAM Act to varying forms of ineffective border fences to outright racism, Republicans seem determined to do everything they can to alienate Latino and progressive voters.

Now, the Republicans are heading to Arizona, and we're going to hold our final GOP Debate Watch to highlight the anti-immigration and anti-Latino views that will surely be on display.

From SB1070, the draconian “Papers, please!” immigration law, to elected Republican officials like Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce, Arizona has become infamous for terrible anti-immigration and anti-Latino policies. Now, those same policies are being echoed by the Republican candidates for President.

Join us for the GOP debate in Arizona. We'll have games, prizes, and surprises to emphasize the anti-immigration stance of the Republican Party.

“Do I Look Illegal?” Arizona GOP Debate Watch

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Angie's, 1307 East 7th Street,

Austin, Texas 78702

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Join BOR as we shine a light on the anti-immigration and anti-Latino rhetoric of the Republicans, and watch what is hopefully one of the last GOP debates this cycle.  

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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women’s basketball and breakfast tacos.

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  1. Memories of Carlos Guerra
    Ah, that phrase, “Do I look illegal,” brings back great memories of Carlos Guerra. He passed those buttons around at the 2010 Democratic Convention. We all wore them at his memorial service. Wish I could be there for the debate watch party. Great idea.

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