STATEMENT: President-elect Joe Biden Nominates Civil Rights Leader Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General

January 10, 2021 


National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Statement on President-elect Joe Biden Nomination of Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General 


The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) congratulates Vanita Gupta on her nomination by President-elect Joe Biden as Associate Attorney General. As a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights where Gupta served as President & CEO, NHMC is especially thrilled to know that our civil rights work will move to the forefront of the new administration’s priorities through her work and dedication.


“NHMC is a proud member of  Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and I have had the honor of working alongside Vanita. Her appointment as Associate Attorney General is a breath of fresh air, as we continue to navigate these tumultuous times in our nation,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. “Having Vanita’s dedication and passion for civil and human rights is promising as we transition to a new and critical stage of our country. Amidst all of the chaos and domestic terrorism at our U.S. Capitol this week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition is ready to continue the fight. Our work is not easy, but it gives me comfort to know that we have colleagues like Vanita Gupta who will have power to make positive changes.” 


The National Hispanic Hispanic Media Coalition is a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, serving as co-lead of Leadership Conference’s Broadband Access and Hate Speech subgroups. NHMC is a 35 year old nonprofit 501(c)(3) civil rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism towards Latinos and other marginalized communities. NHMC collaborates with other social justice organizations to eliminate online hate, hold online platforms and Media accountable, and is committed to safeguarding democracy in the United States of America.