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LULAC Urges More Companies to End Business Associations with Donald Trump

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) press conference held today regarding the remarks made by Donald Trump of Latinos and immigrants in general, LULAC National President and Immediate Past Chair of the HACR Board, Margaret Moran, issued the following statement -

"Donald Trump's reference to Latino immigrants as drug dealers, rapists, and murderers was hateful and racist rhetoric meant to pander to a disconnected political base. Politicians who engage in such hate mongering and political pandering must know that there is a price to pay for such conduct. LULAC is gratified that the business community serving Latinos has responded with swift action and in doing so, has stood up for the Latino community.

Specifically, LULAC praises the leadership of Univision Communications Inc. for taking immediate action to terminate their business ties with Donald Trump, including refusing to air the Miss USA pageant, produced by the Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization. We also congratulate Comcast-NBCUniversal, for severing their business relationships with Donald Trump noting that it was standing by its core values. Finally, we applaud this morning's decision by Macy's Inc. to halt the sale of Trump merchandise, stating it will not tolerate remarks that threaten its values of diversity and inclusion. By severing their business association with Donald Trump, these companies have sent a clear message - hateful and disparaging remarks made of immigrants will not be tolerated.

LULAC calls upon other corporations with business ties to Donald Trump to follow suit. There is no room in our society for politicians to make ignorant remarks of any minority community. Our society has benefited from the unique contributions made by immigrants and we should celebrate not denigrate such contributions."