Democracia USA CEO and President Jorge Mursuli’s Statement on Lou Dobbs’ Departure from CNN

Democracia USA CEO and President Calls Announcement This a Victory for
Immigrants, for Latinos, for America

Miami, FL — In response to the news of Mr. Dobbs departure from CNN
Democracia USA CEO and President Jorge Mursuli released the following
statement:

“Tonight’s news is a victory for immigrants, for Latinos, and for
America.  Mr. Dobbs’ announcement should be a wake-up alarm for all
those who are infusing America’s much-needed health insurance and
immigration reform debates with inflammatory propaganda. The Nativist
enthusiasts can keep pressing snooze, but they are the only ones
sleeping through the alarm, It is they who will be left behind. ”

“In order to make America stronger and safer, we have to start
focusing on facts, and tough, practical and fair solutions that bring
our different ideas closer together, not lies that drive us farther
apart.”

“It is heartening to know that “the most trusted name in news” will no
longer offer a prime-time platform for hate and the misinforming of
unsuspecting viewers.  That is dangerous for immigrants, dangerous for
Latinos, and dangerous for a society that prides itself on a free,
independent and fact-based press.”

“As Latinos continue to make significant contributions to America’s
arts, sciences, and armed services, it has been dispiriting to know
that many Americans know Latinos more by Mr. Dobb’s false-inferences
than by the real ways in which we are making America a richer nation.
Let our and our non-Latino allies’ organizing around this issue be
proof that we will no longer stand by and allow the most vulnerable
members of our community to be scape-goated for advertiser dollars.
The 2008 Election proved that Latinos are active participants in their
democracy.  The efforts of the last few months are yet another example
of the Latino community’s commitment to fairness, equality, and all
that makes America great.”

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2 Responses to Democracia USA CEO and President Jorge Mursuli’s Statement on Lou Dobbs’ Departure from CNN

  1. […] that had joined the campaign against the anchor, said on its blog: “Tonight’s news is a victory for immigrants, for Latinos, and for America. Mr. Dobbs’ announcement should be a wake-up alarm for all those who are infusing America’s […]

  2. […] that had joined the campaigns against the anchor, said on its blog: “Tonight’s news is a victory for immigrants, for Latinos, and for America. Mr. Dobbs’ announcement should be a wake-up alarm for all those who are infusing America’s […]

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