Illinois library allows ACT! for America film screening, but recognizes message is ‘reprehensible, bigoted’

An Illinois chapter of the anti-Muslim grassroots groups ACT! for America has come under scrutiny for hosting a screening of Geert Wilders‘ “Warning to America” speech at a public library on May 17. In response to complaints, Des Plaines Public … Continued

Ken Blackwell, ex-secretary of state behind Ohio election irregularities, tapped to lead voter suppression campaign

A May 14 Wall Street Journal article, “New Front Opens in Voter-Law Battles” revealed that former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is preparing to announce he will serve as chairman of the SOS for SoS PAC. The PAC — … Continued

Week in Review: Anti-immigrant movement gets DHS face time, workers strike, Tancredo wants his state back

Raise wages for workers on May 15! Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Imagine 2050 Fast food workers put it all on the line Thursday to fight for fair wages. Workers in 150 cities in the U.S. and across the world … Continued

Florida march for ‘persecuted Christians’ sponsored by Islamophobes, to feature Austrian anti-Muslim activist

An event titled “Prayer March for Persecuted Christians” is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Although the event’s intent seems unobjectionable, its sponsor’s ties to anti-Muslim organizations and causes suggests an ulterior motive. The march is being … Continued

Rand Paul changes tune on Voter ID laws — several times

Those familiar with voting suppression measures were abuzz recently after the New York Times featured a story suggesting that Republican Senator Rand Paul was distancing himself from his party’s efforts to pass harsh voting laws. “Everybody’s gone completely crazy on … Continued

Anti-immigrant movement brings cynicism to meetings with Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson

As the Obama Administration currently reviews its deportation policies, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been holding meetings with many immigration advocates. He continued this practice last Wednesday when he met with he met with representatives from United We Dream. … Continued

DHS secretary to meet with Remembrance Project, other far-Right anti-immigrant groups

Local anti-immigrant activists, including Maria Espinoza of the Remembrance Project, accompanied three larger anti-immigrant organizations during a meeting with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in Washington, D.C. today. It appears Espinoza and other anti-immigrant activists including the California-based Don Rosenberg … Continued

Cathie Adams’ Islamophobia just more of the same from Eagle Forum

If there’s one person who won’t be fooled by those stealthy Muslims, it’s Cathie Adams. For those who didn’t already know, this became evident last month after the Texas Eagle Forum president went on a lengthy diatribe against Muslims and … Continued