FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2009
Local groups claim victory with the departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN
Houston, Texas, November 12, 2009 – Local groups and activist bloggers, including La Raza Justice Movement, CRECEN, OurNewAnahuac.net and DosCentavos.net are celebrating a victory with the departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN.
These groups were part of a national campaign, called Basta Dobbs, organized by Presente.org.
“Our contention all along was that Lou Dobbs – who has a long record of spreading lies and conspiracy theories about immigrants and Latinos – does not belong on the ‘Most Trusted Name in News,’” said Roberto Lovato, co-founder of Presente.org.
The BastaDobbs.com campaign launched in mid-September, and included online petitions, a viral YouTube video, text-message campaign, radio PSAs and a series of events in 18 cities – organized in conjunction with the CNN special Latino in America.
The organizations in Houston hosted an organizer from the national campaign, and later a press conference and community awareness tables at a festival in Northeast Houston.
Hector Chavana Jr.
La Raza Justice Movement
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