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Photo: Anna Gomez
A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
[/vc_column_text][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height="15"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For more than two years, the National Hispanic Media Coalition has been unapologetically steadfast in our position of demanding a Latine voice in the FCC under the Biden-Harris administration. We kept our foot on the gas and leaned into our belief that appointing a Latina to the FCC will contribute significantly to the advancement and excellence of Latine communities across the nation, and used our platform and our network to ensure that our voices were heard. Our statements have been picked up by Variety, The Washington Post and Bloomberg to name a few, and we’re confident that the recent nomination of Anna Gomez was in part due to the pressure we put on the administration.
Solidarity is essential in moving the needle toward reaching our goals of seeing an FCC that truly reflects the diversity of our country and understands the unique challenges that marginalized and historically underserved communities face as it relates to the technology and telecommunications sectors. It is time to combat digital discrimination, restore net neutrality protections, and continue to connect millions of people via the Affordable Connectivity Program. We challenge organizations capitalizing on this moment to shift their priorities, join forces with like-minded organizations, and support this monumental appointment.
In alignment with our advocacy, NHMC sent out letters to members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee that expressed our strong support for Anna Gomez's nomination to the FCC, and requested immediate action on her nomination. We will continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of the appointment process until we see Anna Gomez serving in the FCC.
Yours in the movement, [/vc_column_text][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height="15"][vc_single_image image="17606" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]