WHO WE ARE

BastaDobbs.com is a fast-growing network of organizations and individuals engaged in a campaign to educate the Latino community about the threat posed by CNN’s Lou Dobbs.

Our Mission

BastaDobbs.com exists to change how the media reports on Latinos and immigrants in the United States, starting with the worst offenders: Lou Dobbs and his network, CNN. We focus on Lou Dobbs because he, more than any other media personality, has obsessed about and given voice to the most extreme views about immigrants and Latinos. And yet, because CNN refuses to translate Dobbs into Spanish, too few Latinos and immigrants are even aware of the role he plays in spreading fear and hatred in our communities.

Our campaign targets the dangerous nexus between anti-immigrant extremism and the media. At the same time that CNN profits from Dobbs’ brand of “news,” the network is courting Latino viewers by adding Latino talent and producing legitimate programming aimed at the Latino audience. BastaDobbs.com was created to shine the spotlight on this hypocrisy, and demand that CNN deal with its Dobbs problem once and for all. We are calling on Latinos and our allies to join us in telling CNN to stop Dobbs. Our dignity, safety, and self respect demand nothing less!

About Us

The BastaDobbs.com campaign is organized by Presente.org, a national online advocacy organization, in conjunction with a host of local and regional partners in 25 cities across the United States, including:

Acción America (Dallas, TX)
Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change (Austin, TX)
América Para Todos (Houston, TX)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) (San Diego, CA)
Brazilian Total Assistance Inc (Quincy, MA)
CARECEN (San Francisco, CA)
CASA de Maryland (Washington, DC)
Center for Media Justice (Oakland, CA)
Centro Presente (Boston, MA)
Chicano Consortium (Sacramento, CA)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)(Los Angeles, CA)
Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (Tucson, AZ)
Colorado Latino Forum (Denver, CO)
CRECEN (Houston, TX)
Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM), (New York City, NY)
Dolores Street Community Services (San Francisco, CA)
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center (San Antonio, TX)
Families for Freedom (New York, NY)
Florida Immigrant Coalition (Miami,FL & Tampa, FL)
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (Atlanta, GA)
Hermandad Mexicana (Las Vegas, NV)
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California - IDEPSCA (Los Angeles, CA)
La Comunidad, Inc. (Everett, MA)
La Peña (Austin, TX)
La Raza Justice Movement (Houston, TX)
Latino Leadership, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Main Street Project (Minneapolis, MN)
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (Boston, MA)
Mexicanos Sin Fronteras (Washington, DC)
Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network (Twin Cities, MN)
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (Chicago, IL & Nationwide)
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Oakland, CA)
New Mexico Media Literacy Project (Albuquerque, NM)
No Border Wall (Brownsville, TX)
Project Voice New England/American Friends Service Committee of New England (Boston, MA)
Reclaim the Media (Seattle, WA)
Somos un Pueblo (Chicago, IL); The Chelsea Collaborative (Boston, MA)
Tenants and Workers United (Alexandria, VA)
The New Santuary Coalition of New York City (New York, NY)
Tonatierra Community Development Institute (Phoenix, AZ)

Blog Endorsers

Citizen Orange, Kyle de Beausse
Vivir Latino, Maegan “La Mamita Mala” Ortiz
Culture Kitchen, Liza Sabater
Latina Lista, Marisa Treviño
The Unapologetic Mexican, Nezua
Latino Politics Blog, Adriana
Dos Centavos, Stace Medillin
XicanoPwr
Blabbeando
Gabacha
Our New Anahuac