Saturday, November 07, 2009

Grassroots Effort to Oust Lou Dobbs Now 100,000 Strong

From: Roberto Lovato Folks really need to protest the venom that Lou Dobbs spews as part of CNN news. He is promoting violence, bigotry and hatred. We Americans are better than that and we deserve better from CNN. Thanks, Roberto Lovato, for passing this on. Take action here: <>


Dear Friends,
Hope this note finds you well. Just a note to share this important milestone in our efforts to get Dobbs dumped: we have now surpassed the 100,000 mark of petition signatures for the Basta Dobbs campaign
Any blog posts, stories , etc. you can do to spread the word are most appreciated,especially at a time when Dobbs' vulnerability can be seen in his erratic behavior of late.
And my colleague Favianna or I can field any questions, interviews etc. about this. As you can see, your support is making an enormous difference. On behalf of the Basta Dobbs team, thanks to all for your continued support.

November 5, 2009
Contact - Brandon Hatler,
Phone - (212) 691-2800

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: <>

Roberto Lovato
244 Madison Avenue, #149
New York, NY 10016


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