“SiriusXM’s decision to eliminate the satellite broadcast of 80 percent of their Latin music channels comes at a time when diversity in media is wanting. We know that music is a powerful means to shape our culture and give voice to those marginalized. At a time when Latinos are most misunderstood and fighting constant attacks, SiriusXM is turning their backs on us,” said Kumar in a statement.
Voto Latino and NHMC are among other organizations including the National Organizing Director at the Future of Music Coalition, Del Records and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network to voice opposition to SiriusXM’s decision. read more
Our friends at Voto Latino — a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing American Latino youth civic participation — have just launched an important campaign to ensure that the Latino community is accurately accounted for in the 2010 census.