LULAC DENOUNCES DELIBERATE MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS STIRRING FEAR IN LATINO VOTERS

Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization In Colorado Leads the Call to Stop Scare and Confusion Tactics Aimed at Keeping Latinos from the Polls

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement in the wake of a multi-state misinformation campaign being used to confuse potential voters and keep them from the polls. The American First Legal Foundation (AFLF) is one of the organizations leading the anti-transgender movement. The group is led by Stephen Miller who worked as senior political advisor in the Trump Administration.

Sonny Subia – Colorado LULAC State Director

"I am appalled and angered by the number of blatant misrepresentations and lies spewed on our Spanish-speaking communities. For example, the statements being made to scare parents using the transgender issue to drive a wedge with falsehoods is shameful and a disservice to our non-English speaking voters. Colorado LULAC and every reasonable American can and should stand up and say no to lies for the sake of votes."

Jesse Garcia, Chair of the National LULAC LGBTQ Affairs Committee

"Parents and trans youth deserve to make their own medical decisions and privacy with their doctors, and not become some political attack talking point. Mischaracterizing the treatments as medical experiments for political gain is dehumanizing and wrong. It is shameful that politicians are pitting two communities against each other."

Domingo Garcia – LULAC National President

"Throughout the country, we are seeing vicious negative ads that make misinformation statements to play on voters' fears to the point that many will not vote because they think it may be a mistake. Politics should not be about who can lie the best; politicians should be elected for what they can do to serve their constituents. Instead, we see the worst of the worst in people when ads are produced to see how many views or clicks they can get. That's the wrong measure of public discourse in races for elected office, and LULAC is against this type of campaign."

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/

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