Saturday, June 27, 2015

National Latino organizations demand NBC dump Trump

A coalition of major national Latino organizations is demanding that NBC-Universal drop its July 12 Broadcast of the Miss USA program, part of the Miss Universe contest, which is a partnership between NBC-U and The Trump Organization.

After 11 days of shameful silence, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda issued a press release this Saturday saying that NBC-U should not only " withdraw from airing the Miss U.S.A. pageant" but also "terminate its financial ties to Donald Trump."
The coalition was obviously shamed into action by Univision's decision to dump Trump. The statement starts by hailing the decision by the nation's (by far) most popular Spanish-language TV network to drop Miss Universe and break off all other collaboration with Trump-linked outfits.
“Univision Communications’ courageous action ... is civil rights leadership in the digital age,” the statement quotes Felix Sánchez of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts..
The NHLA includes 39 groups among them the better-known national Latino lobbying, business and professional organizations, such as the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Education Fund.

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