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What I Saw at the Values Voter Summit

Amidst this right-wing propaganda machine, there’s no place for POC

Attendees pray before U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Photo: Pete Marovich/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WWhen I walked into Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel for the Values Voter Summit (VVS), I was on the verge of tears. Outside of hotel workers, I was the only person of color in sight and almost immediately upon entering the building, I spotted a Catholic priest wearing a MAGA hat. My…

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Tina Vasquez

Tina Vasquez

Tina Vasquez is a journalist covering immigration and reproductive injustice. Her work has appeared at Rewire.News, NPR, and the New York Review of Books.

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