FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2017
NHMC’s Alex Nogales on President Trump’s Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
“This President has no shame. Two weeks ago he equated the nazis, kkk and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville armed with clubs, knives and fire arms to the counter demonstrators protesting their hate filled racism.
This past Friday this same President shamelessly pardoned Joe Arpaio, a racist sheriff convicted of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order to stop racially profiling Latinos.
What has become abundantly clear is that President Trump is more interested in protecting and satisfying his political base than unifying our country through ethical conduct, fairness and the rule of law. If a man is judged by his actions the time has come to call this man out for what he is or has become, an irresponsible bigot.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.
We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.