STATEMENT: Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's Departure From the Federal Communications Commission Is a Huge Loss to Latinos and All Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018

CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 communications@nhmc.org

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Departure From the Federal Communications Commission Is a Huge Loss to Latinos and All Americans

On April 17, 2018, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that she will be soon be stepping down from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Appointed by President Barack Obama, Commissioner Clyburn joined the FCC in 2009, and also served as interim chair in 2013. The National Hispanic Media Coalition released the following statement from Alex Nogales, president & CEO: “During her time at the FCC, Commissioner Clyburn has always protected the interests of Latinos and other marginalized communities. She has listened to our communities and used her position to fight for our access to open and affordable communications. Her steadfast championing of Net Neutrality, Lifeline and prison phone rate reform will be a shining and lasting example of what it is to be a true public servant.” NHMC recognized Commissioner Clyburn in 2011 at its 2nd annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception for her Outstanding Commitment to Serving the Public Interest. For interviews, please contact Clarissa Corona, at communications@nhmc.org or at 213.718.0732.

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