On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Arizona, 23 media outlets will cease to air their regularly rescheduled programs to become one. Under the mantra “Hoy Somos Arizona” (Today We Are Arizona), these voices in the Latino community will attempt to address people’s fears and uncertainty that the looming U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on SB 1070 has left in the community. The 30-minute broadcast will air from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on TV and radio stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, and looped over the Internet at http://www.hoysomosarizona.com .
“Latino media in Arizona have been on the front lines of this struggle covering this controversial law since it was first introduced in the Arizona State Legislature,” said Ben Monterroso, national executive director of Mi Familia Vota Educations Fund. “For years Latino media outlets have captured with their cameras the effects that anti-immigrant and anti-Latino policies and legislation can have on the Latino community. With this program they have taken the steps necessary to unite the community and empower individuals with the information they need to defend their rights and take control of their own destinies.”
“Hispanic media plays a critical role for our audiences and today we come together to focus on servicing our community and to ensure we empower them with information.” – Roberto Yanez, vice president and general manager of Univision and TeleFutura in Arizona
“Bigger accomplishments happen when we work together; this broadcast leads us to that path. The transformation starts with us!” – Laura Madrid, general manager of La Onda-KNUV 1190AM
For more information, visit http://www.hoysomosarizona.com .