October 3, 2023
In an era where the digital landscape is rapidly evolving, the U.S. Senate's re-confirmation of Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a significant step towards a more inclusive and equitable digital future. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Commissioner Starks on this well-deserved re-confirmation.
Commissioner Starks demonstrates an unwavering commitment to ending digital discrimination and is a champion of initiatives that resonate deeply with the mission of NHMC. His visionary approach to diversifying the media sector and his dedication to ensuring that all consumers in the United States have fair and equitable access to digital resources are commendable. His leadership, as evidenced by initiatives like the "Your Home, Your Internet" pilot program, stands as a testament to his dedication to digital equity and accessible connectivity for all.
The re-confirmation of Commissioner Starks ensures that the FCC continues to benefit from his expertise and dedication. With him at the forefront, the Commission is better positioned to address pressing matters at the intersection of technology, media, and civil rights. His steadfast advocacy for digital equity aligns seamlessly with NHMC's mission of eliminating hate, discrimination, and bias against the Latino community and other marginalized groups in media and telecommunications.
NHMC celebrates not just the re-confirmation of a highly qualified individual, but the promise of an FCC that remains committed to the good of a public interest that includes us all. With Commissioner Starks' continued leadership, we are optimistic about the transformative changes in digital policy, shaped by diversity, inclusivity, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality.
We look forward to continuing our support and collaboration with Commissioner Starks as he continues his exemplary service, ensuring that the digital age is one of opportunity and fairness for all.
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition