Document Includes Key Policy Priorities from National Hispanic Media Coalition to Modernize the Lifeline Program, Combat Hate Speech and Diversify Media OwnershipLast week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) joined other leaders of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, which includes the nation’s 40 preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, in releasing its 2016 Hispanic Public Policy Agenda and challenging each presidential candidate to respond. The 2016 agenda highlights issues of particular impact to Latino communities, and this year’s report lists key recommendations supported by NHMC to improve broadband access for people of color, modernize the Lifeline Program and make media more inclusive of Latinos. “This agenda, with broad support from the Latino community, confirms that closing the digital divide is of critical importance of people of color,” said Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. “We need members of Congress, FCC commissioners and 2016 presidential contenders to realize that open and affordable access to communications is an urgent need and Latino voters across the country will be pressuring politicians to articulate concrete next steps for opening opportunities for communities of color to be heard online and on the airwaves.” Concerning broadband access, the Agenda recommends that policymakers:
###The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Established in 1991, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) is a nonpartisan association of major Hispanic national organizations and distinguished Hispanic leaders from all over the nation. NHLA’s mission calls for unity among Latinos around the country to provide the Hispanic community with greater visibility and a clearer, stronger influence over our country’s affairs. NHLA brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. NHLA is composed of 30 of the leading national and regional Hispanic civil rights and public policy organizations, other elected officials, and prominent Hispanic Americans. NHLA coalition members represent the diversity of the Latino community – Americans and immigrants of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Hispanic descents.]]>
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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