Thursday, November 5, 2009

Effort to Oust Lou Dobbs is Growing

Contact – Brandon Hatler,

Grassroots Effort to Oust Lou Dobbs Now 100,000 Strong

Latino leaders and their allies who are part of vow to continue online campaign putting pressure on CNN to drop Dobbs

NEW YORK –, a national, Latino-led coalition of organizations calling on CNN to fire Lou Dobbs for spreading misinformation and fear about immigrants and Latinos, announced today that 100,000 people have joined them in demanding that Dobbs be dismissed from the network.

The milestone comes less than two months after the bilingual multi-media campaign launched in mid-September, including a viral YouTube video and radio PSAs that drove text-message sign-ups. It also follows a series of events in 18 cities, organized in conjunction with the Oct. 21-22 premiere of the CNN special Latino in America.  The events and the campaign have garnered significant press coverage in both Spanish-language and mainstream media.

“Our campaign continues to gain momentum and our message to John Klein and CNN is clear: We aren’t going away until Lou Dobbs is gone from the network,” said Roberto Lovato, co-founder of, a national online advocacy organization coordinating the campaign in conjunction with more than 40 local and regional Latino organizations from across the country. “Our community is committed to making sure CNN knows that they can’t court Latino viewers while still allowing Dobbs to use its network to vilify us.”

The petition to CNN President Jon Klein can be viewed here: 


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