Organizations project anti-Trump messages onto Camelback Mountain
By: Katelyn Keenehan Arizona Republic
A political light show illuminated the side of Camelback Mountain on Tuesday night, reading “COVID deaths 224,601,” and “Trump failed us” in both English and Spanish.
The show started at 7 p.m. and could clearly be seen from the intersection of Camelback and Camelhead roads and nearby neighborhoods.
Progress Arizona, Our Voice Our Vote Arizona, LUCHA, Mi Familia Vota, and Por Nuestras Familias PAC collaborated to project the light show one week prior to Election Day.
“In these final days of the 2020 election, we are literally putting a spotlight on just how disastrous Donald Trump’s presidency has been for Arizona, and for America as a whole,” said Emily Kirkland of Progress Arizona.
One message the groups projected referred to the number of COVID-19deaths across the United States.
“COVID deaths 224,601,” the sign projected, “Trump failed us. Vote Nov. 3.”
The other message referenced the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, including in Arizona, under a zero-tolerance policy intended to thwart a surge in migrant families asking for asylum.
“Trump took 5,400 kids. Stop cruelty. Vote Nov. 3,” the message read.
“We hope it serves as a reminder to voters of how much is at stake this year,” Kirkland said.
The Phoenix Police Department did not immediately reply for comment.