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WEDNESDAY / 21 OCTOBER / 2009

On the eve of CNN's ‘Latino in America’ premiere, nation-wide rallies planned to demand CNN dump Lou Dobbs!

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Community leaders, politicians and faith groups in 18 of the top U.S. Latino media markets are set to rally together in local protest events on Wednesday, October 21st in an effort to increase the pressure on CNN to remove Lou Dobbs from its programming. Calling CNN hypocritical for airing “Latino in America,” an advertising-driven special on Latinos, while at the same time hosting the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Lou Dobbs, the events are part of our BastaDobbs.com campaign, a coalition of Latino organizations from across the country that is led by online advocacy group Presente.org.


“Our message to CNN is clear: You cannot have it both ways. It’s either promotion of hatred by Lou Dobbs or real news regarding the Latino community,” said Isabel Garcia, a prominent civil and human rights attorney in Arizona who is highlighted in the “Latino in America” series and who is also participating in the BastaDobbs.com effort.

“Lou Dobbs abuses the CNN platform to dehumanize and spread fear about Latinos and immigrants. It is no surprise that hard-working Latinos in this country are increasingly victims of hate-motivated violence,” added Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). “CNN must be accountable to one of the largest minority groups in the United States if it seeks to gain their following and respect”.

On Wednesday, press conferences and public actions threat of Lou Dobbs on CNN are planned these locations!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
12 PM NOON @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

ATLANTA, GA
10 AM @ CNN Building Downtown
190 Marietta St. Atlanta, GA 30303

BOSTON, MA
11 AM @ Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02133

CHICAGO, IL
12 PM NOON @ Casa Michoacan
1638 S. Blue Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60608

DENVER, CO
12 PM NOON @ Colorado State Capital
200 E Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203

GREENVILLE, NC
12 PM NOON @NCCE Lenoir County Center
1791 Hwy 11/55, Kinston, NC 28504

HOUSTON, TX
11:30 AM @Houston City Council
900 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002

LAS VEGAS, NV
5 PM @ Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional
740 N. Eastern Ave.- Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101

LOS ANGELES, CA
10 AM @ Carecen
2845 West 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005

MIAMI, FL
12 PM NOON @ Center for Immigrant Orientation
2610 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135

NEW YORK, NY
4 PM @ CNN Building Downtown
10 Columbus Cir. New York, NY 10023

PHOENIX, AZ
12 PM NOON @  802 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

SACRAMENTO, CA
12 PM NOON @ Cesar Chavez Plaza Park
J St & 10th St, Sacramento CA 95814

SAN ANTONIO, TX
12 PM NOON @  Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
922 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX 78212

SAN DIEGO, CA
American Friends Service Committee
Available for Interviews

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
12 PM NOON @ Sun Rise Restaurant
3126 24th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

TUCSON, AZ
12 PM NOON @ El Tiradito in Old Barrio
on South Main St. between W. Cushing St. & W. Simpson St. Downtown Tucson, AZ 85701

WASHINGTON, DC -TBA

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