ACTION: Tell CNN you don't want Lou Dobbs supporting hate groups!
Yet again, I'm taking to the blog to talk about our dear friend Lou Dobbs. Next week is FAIR's annual "Hold their feet to the fire" event and Lou will be front and center to talk about his favorite scapegoat, undocumented immigrants.
FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform), a national anti-immigrant organization, is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Every year FAIR hosts a two-day event that is touted as "Talk Radio's Annual Drive for Immigration Reform". What this really means is lots of angry "ginning up" of radio-listeners about "illegals" and two days filled with not-so-veiled racism and hate.
When people stop to wonder why hate crimes against Latinos have rocketed to terrifying rates in the past few years, let's make sure they start to draw the connection between violence and hate speech perpetuated by events like this.
What can you do?
CALL CNN at 1-866-572-7042 and press 0 to speak to the operator. Once connected, tell them:
You do NOT want Lou Dobbs supporting hate
you do NOT want him to attend FAIR's National Event in DC next week.
The anti's derailed immigration reform with their misinformation and fear-mongering in 2007. Let's make sure they don't get the chance this year.