Nevada Ad Tells Latinos 'Don't Vote'

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Spanish language television network Univision is refusing to air a new political ad in Nevada for its controversial message to Latinos: "Don't vote." Univision says the ad is antithetical to its mission to promote civic engagement in the Latino community.

The spot was produced by a group called Latinos for Reform, which says that Democrats take Latino votes for granted and didn't use their majorities in Congress to address immigration reform. Critics, however, complain that Latinos for Reform's president, Robert de Posada, has long ties to the Republican party and is looking to hurt re-election chances for Nevada Sen. Harry Reid.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

Robert de Posoda joins the program to respond to the criticism of the ad and discuss Latinos for Reform's next move.  

Check out the Latinos for Reform spots below.

The ad in English (did not air):

The Spanish language ad:


Robert de Posada

Comments [1]

Peter from New Jersey

It's my understanding that one of the choices in the Nevada senatorial race is "None of the Above". Why not tell Latinos to take that choice rather than telling them not to vote?

Oct. 20 2010 09:36 AM

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