NHMC Applauds PGA’s Decision To Relocate Grand Slam From Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles
Last Week, NHMC Sent Letter to PGA Demanding Disassociation
(July 7, 2015 – Pasadena) — The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) applauds the PGA of America for dropping its 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf from the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles today.
: Trump National in Los Angeles
“Today the PGA took action to stand by people of all different colors who enjoy the PGA, it’s tournaments and the game of golf and I congratulate it for doing so,” said Alex Nogales
, President and CEO of NHMC. “This is a great first step towards demonstrating that the PGA celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to doing business with all Americans, not just wealthy, elite, white men. However, this is one Trump-hosted PGA tournament among many. I respectfully request that the PGA, the LPGA, the PGA Tour and the USGA swiftly cut all business ties with Donald Trump and his various entities and commit to not holding any further tournaments or events at Trump’s courses.”
, ESPN announced it was moving its ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump’s course in Los Angeles to nearby Pelican Hill.
The Latino community has shown its strength and solidarity against this racism and has played a critical role in organizing mass support that has pressured a number of businesses to cut ties with Trump. From here on forward, businesses and politicians alike will know that Latinos are not to be used as punching bags.]]>