For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2018
Los Angeles, CA – Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor of California released a new campaign advertisement in Spanish and English over the weekend featuring the heart-wrenching video of a woman being ripped from her family by federal Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) agents.
“When people ask why I am running for governor, I wish I could show all of them this video,” Villaraigosa says in the new spot running online, on Spanish broadcast channels and cable.
Villaraigosa continues in the ad: “As governor, I’ll not only fight to keep families together, but also to create jobs with dignity and respect for every Californian.”
The video featured in the ad is from ICE action in March in which an immigrant mother was detained in front of her children.
Villaraigosa said of his pledge to stand up to Trump to protect California values:
“We have to fight for our values with our ballots. We don’t have to wait two years to vote against Trump, we can do it right now. Vote on June 5th or with your absentee ballot and take a stand against Trump. Take a stand to protect immigrants, for more good-paying jobs, affordable homes and access to quality education. And most importantly, take a stand so that every hardworking Californian can have dignity and respect.”
The ad can be viewed here:
Transcript of Video:
Antonio Villaraigosa: When people ask why I’m running for governor, I wish I could show all of them this video.
This mother was ripped away from her children from Donald Trump’s immigration control.
As governor, I’ll not only fight to keep families together, but also to create jobs with dignity and respect for every Californian.
It starts with standing up to this.