SANTA MONICA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE :EVC ), along with Reform Immigration for America, today announced the launch of a public service campaign to educate and inform local communities about the DREAM Act, a proposal currently in Congress that would give eligible young people who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to legalize their immigration status and work towards U.S. citizenship. Entravision is running a series of Public Service Announcements that were produced with Reform Immigration for America, across its television and radio station group, and online media platforms as part of this educational and civic initiative.
"Local Latino communities have been following the immigration debate very closely for years, and with all the discussion around the DREAM Act, we thought it was important to help provide information to our viewers and listeners about how this pending bill may impact them, their families and our local communities," said Walter F. Ulloa, Entravision's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The issues around immigration continue to generate significant interest, and we are committed to positively promoting civic participation by giving our audiences the information they need to make informed decisions about what's happening in their community and state."
"Entravision's extraordinary leadership and community outreach demonstrates that they are a strong and committed partner to Latinos and immigrants. We have the opportunity to pass the DREAM Act over the next two weeks. To get this done, we need Americans to contact their Senators and Representatives to tell them that we need their vote for the DREAM Act. Entravision's efforts to share this message with their viewers and listeners is critical to moving up to 2 million young people out of the shadows and into their rightful place as fully contributing members of this great country," says Ali Noorani, Chair for the Reform Immigration for America and Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum.
For more on the DREAM Act, please visit: http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/blog/
About Reform Immigration for America
The Reform Immigration FOR America is a coalition of more than 800 faith, labor, business, progressive, and immigration reform groups that have joined together to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. For more information please visit www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org or www.reformamigratoriaproamerica.org.
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television and radio operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation's top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.
SOURCE Entravision Communications Corporation