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California Latino Voters Say Fiorina ‘No Es Mi Amiga’

By Mike Hall at AFL-CIO Now Blog

Carly Fiorina, California Republican U.S. Senate candidate, shares a wide range of skewed views straight out of the Sarah Palin manifesto. But there is one key Palinesque policy she embraces that she’d just a soon the state’s Latino voters didn’t dwell on.

Fiorina, who casts herself as friend of Latinos, is a strong and strident supporter of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law that civil rights groups denounce as discriminatory and an open to door to racial profiling. As a U.S. senator, Fiorina very well could back a national anti-immigrant law patterned after Arizona’s.

Today the California Labor Federation, Brave New Films and SEIU California unveiled a new bilingual video, “Carly No Es Mi Amiga” (Carly is Not My Friend) that exposes her anti-immigrant agenda and close ties to Palin’s radical and inflammatory immigration rhetoric. Says Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation executive secretary-treasurer:

She’s pushing more of the same failed policies that destroyed our economy and forced millions of Latinos and other workers into the unemployment line. The last thing California Latinos need is Carly’s anti-immigrant, job-slashing agenda.

Brave New Films also will launch an integrated “Carly No Es Mi Amiga” online campaign which will include Facebook ads for California voters and the Latino community. It’s part of a full  “Real Carly” campaign. Click here.

There are more reasons why Fiorina is no friend to Latino voters–read them here in the latest post from Rebecca Greenberg at the California Labor Federation’s blog, Labor’s Edge.