FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The following statement can be attributed to Jessica Gonzalez, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC):
“NHMC is looking forward to working with Chairman Wheeler as he navigates some of the most difficult issues that the FCC has ever considered. At every step of the way, NHMC urges the Chairman to consider how the Commission’s actions will impact underserved communities – including the Latino community – and strive to create a media and telecommunications ecosystem, and a Commission, that is more inclusive of the diversity of this country. NHMC looks forward to being a resource to the Chairman throughout his tenure, and to an open and collaborative relationship with his office.”
“We also send our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to Commissioner Clyburn on her historic turn at leading the Commission. Not only was she the first woman, and the first African-American woman, to lead the agency, but through her will and resolve she presided over an incredibly productive time at the FCC, even in the face of a difficult environment in Washington, D.C. Her tenure was marked with historic accomplishments, including action to lessen the burden of exorbitant prison phone rates on families of inmates. She also set into motion what NHMC hopes will be the most in-depth and complete look at media industry diversity and the information needs of communities that the Commission has ever undertaken. She has certainly set a high bar for what can be expected of an FCC Chair and we look forward to continuing to work very closely with her at the Commission.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at http://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC.