Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Univision Says It Will Not Run Ads Telling Latinos to Not Vote

Earlier today, La Plaza ran a story about a Spanish-language TV spot sponsored by a conservative group that was encouraging Latinos to not vote this year.

Univision network just issued a statement that they will not be running these ads and clarifying that Robert De Posada, president of Latinos for Reform, is not affiliated with the network.  Univision is a partner in the “Ya Es Hora, Ve Y Vota” campaign which encourages civic participation.

“Univision will not be running any spots from Latinos for Reform related to voting,” Carolina Valencia, a spokeswoman for the network, said in an email. “Univision prides itself on promoting civic engagement and our extensive national campaigns encourage Hispanics to vote.”

The network distanced itself from De Posada who said he is “exploring legal options.”

“It is also important to clarify that while Mr. Robert de Posada has on occasion provided political commentary on Univision, representing one of various points of views, he is not in any way affiliated with Univision,” Valencia said.

Politico