January 20, 2021
A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
The National Hispanic Media Coalition has the honor of congratulating the newly inaugurated 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. VP Harris is the first woman vice president, and the first woman of color to hold the role. This is a momentous occasion in our history; a breath of fresh air and a sigh of relief as we enter into a new, hopeful era.
This historic moment would not be possible without the support and dedication of the Latinx community in 2020 and beyond. After years of dehumanization, hate, violence, and discrimination, our community bound together to stand up against the Trump Administration, and elect a better, more inclusive future for our country. It is with cautious optimism that we celebrate today. Now that the transition of power has taken place, the real work begins for NHMC.
Just because Trump is no longer in office–just because the Biden-Harris Administration promises to treat our community with dignity and humanity–does not mean that our battle against white supremacy in this country will end. Our communities are still largely disconnected, more likely to die from coronavirus, unrepresented in the media, separated from their families, and targeted with hate online and in real life. For NHMC, healing means repairing and restoring–but also advocating for solutions that go beyond re-establishing “normal” and instead remedy wrongs with equity and prosperity for our communities.
We remain faithful to our cause, to our people, and to our mission. ¡Felicidades, America, on this extraordinary milestone!
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition