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The Lincoln Project: Historic

The following is taken from The Lincoln Project press release:

July 5, 2020 – The Lincoln Project today released their latest ad, “Historic”, highlighting the staggering levels of unemployment amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, plaguing both its citizens as well as the U.S. economy.

This pain of lost employment cuts through gender and race—with men and women, African Americans and Hispanics alike, all experiencing significant job loss.

Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project said, “Every American right now is asking themselves, ‘Am I better off than I was four years ago?’ With 8 million fewer Americans working today than when Donald Trump first took office, we know the answer.”

“Millions of hardworking Americans are facing looming evictions, past due bills, and an uncertain job market, while the President continues to boast about the NASDAQ on Twitter. He’s completely out of touch.” Galen continued.

With every other wealthy nation on Earth reopening and having contained this virus, it’s obvious Donald Trump completely mishandled our response to the pandemic. He politicized masks, went out of his way to downplay the seriousness of the virus, likening it to the flu. He even called it a hoax.

How many people have died due to his negligence? How many jobs and small businesses are never coming back because of his lack of leadership?

And now, coronavirus cases are on the rise, stalling state re-openings, and we continue to have an Executive branch that’s failed to deliver a clear plan of action. So, when the country is asking if we can afford four more years of Donald Trump, the answer is clear: no.

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The Lincoln Project: Rushmore

From the official YouTube description: Trump’s legacy is his countless failures, and the damage he’s done to America and its people. Our Founding Fathers look down at him with disdain.

The following comes from The Lincoln Project’s official press release for “Rushmore”:

July 2, 2020 – The latest ad released by The Lincoln Project, “Rushmore,” contrasts the American leaders enshrined on South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore and our current President, ahead of Trump’s planned visit to the monument this Fourth of July weekend.

“Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt all deeply understood the revered responsibility of the Presidency, and each played a pivotal role in preserving our Republic. Donald Trump, in contrast, shirks his oath of office, constantly shifts blame to disguise his incompetence, and uses his position to further divide the American people,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.

As the nation reckons with a complicated legacy regarding historical monuments, Trump need not worry that any of his will be sullied in the future. He’s already irreparably tarnished his legacy and will only be remembered for his countless failures, and the damage he’s done to America and its people.

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The Lincoln Project: Which Side of History

The following comes from the official press release from The Lincoln Project:

July 1, 2020 – The Lincoln Project’s latest video, “Which Side of History,” released today, commends Mississippi for taking a historic step in lowering their state flag, the last to feature the Confederate emblem, and beginning the process of reconciling our country’s painful past, while lamenting President Trump for continuing to sow hate and division, this time tweeting out a video of alleged supporters in Florida yelling, “White Power!”

Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project said, “This week, Mississippi chose the right side of history. Unfortunately, it’s not a choice our problematic President cares to make. It’s more important to Trump to peddle his deplorable racist agenda — stoking division, fear, and chaos — rather than to help our country heal.”

“If the last three and half years weren’t reason enough, Trump has succeeded in making it impossible for any true, patriotic Republican or Independent to support anyone but Joe Biden this November. The Lincoln Project endorses Biden, and is confident he will restore integrity and character to the office of the Presidency once again,” said Galen.

Priorities USA: Enough

Priorities USA: Enough (English and Spanish)

The following is taken from Priorities USA’s press release:

Priorities USA Action Expands Investment in Arizona with New Bilingual Latino Digital Ad and Additional TV Buys

Priorities USA Action is expanding its investment in Arizona as the state continues to move in Vice President Biden’s direction and away from Trump. Priorities is extending its TV and digital buys in the state, and expanding its seven-figure digital program specifically targeted to Latino voters. In July alone, Priorities is set to spend over $1 million in Arizona. In recent tracking, Arizona has shown more movement than any other battleground state.

Along with this increased investment, Priorities is releasing a new digital ad, “Enough,” targeting Latino voters in the key states of Florida and Arizona who have been disproportionately hurting from the disastrous consequences of Trump’s failure to lead. Running in English and in Spanish, “Enough” highlights how Trump’s failed leadership has only worsened the multiple crises we’re facing, adding even more chaos at a time when our country is in pain.

From a health perspective, the COVID-19 infection rate among Latinos has far outpaced the rest of the country’s. While Latinos make up 18% of the population, they make up 34% of cases nationwide. And then there’s the economic impact of Trump’s inaction. A recent survey conducted by Latino Decisions on behalf of Priorities USA and Latino Victory Fund found that roughly half of Latinos in FL and AZ reported that they or someone in their household had lost a job or taken a pay cut because of the coronavirus crisis, while a similar number had trouble affording essential expenses like housing, food and medicine. As if that weren’t enough, Trump has been showcasing his violent and authoritarian tendencies, raising concerns among many Latinos whose families came to the United States escaping abuse of power and with the dream of living in a true democracy.

Weathering crises on multiple fronts, Latinos are increasingly concerned with the direction that Donald Trump has been taking this country, and they don’t believe he possesses the qualities needed to steer the country back in a positive direction.

“We’re seeing Trump pay the price for his disastrous policies. Arizona’s recent numbers show that the state has had enough of Trump’s failure to lead, presenting a unique opportunity for Democrats,” said Priorities USA Action Executive Director Patrick McHugh. “Latino voters are key to deciding who wins Arizona. Our research is telling us they want a leader who can bring people together and lead us through these trying times, and that leader is Joe Biden.”

Priorities USA Action has spent almost $2 million per week on advertising in key battleground states. The seven-figure Latino program is part of Priorities’ commitment to spend over $200 million through the end of the year to defeat Donald Trump and ensure that Joe Biden is the next President of the United States.