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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Latino Group Slams Kay Hagan In New Radio Ad

Presente Action Takes Out Spanish Language Radio Ads in Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston Salem Slamming Kay Hagan’s Moves Against Immigrant Families

Oct. 8, 2014

Today, new Spanish-language radio advertisements slamming Democratic Senatorial candidate Kay Hagan are going live across North Carolina. The ads, a response to Hagan’s moves to continue the mass-deportations of immigrants, will air on WGSP-FM in Charlotte and WIST-FM in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem area.

“Latinos are sick of being treated as a political football by Democrats like Senator Kay Hagan and Republicans alike,” said Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente Action. “Our families matter, our lives matter, and this ad is meant to remind Senator Hagan of that. Much like Republicans have, Senator Hagan has worked to tear our families apart, and now we urge Latinos across the state to think twice before casting a ballot in her name.”

The radio ads, translated to English below, read in part:
"More than 1,000 Latino migrants are deported each day. The Republicans have become a party that is completely anti-immigrant and many Democrats are following in their footsteps. When there was a solution within reach, Senator Kay Hagan stood opposed. Senator Hagan voted with the most anti-immigrant senators in Congress in support of the continued deportations of our community.”

Last week, Presente.org also took out ads on Facebook slamming Sen. Hagan and the three other Democrats, Senators Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, and Jeanne Shaheen, who worked with her to delay action on immigration.

See the facebook ad targeting Sen. Hagan here: