Nevada State Director Joan Kato welcomed the endorsements of three Spanish language publications: Ahora Latino Journal, El Reportero and Tú Revista Latina—the first Spanish language media endorsements in Nevada of the 2016 presidential race.
“I am proud to publicly announce my endorsement for Sen. Bernie Sanders,” said Mario De La Rosa, owner of Ahora Latino Journal, a bilingual newspaper circulated in Reno. “There is no other candidate who can help resolve the issues important to the Latino community. He is the best fit to take on the billionaire class, and fight for a better future for everyone in the United States, not just Latinos.”
“I am a small business owner. I am an immigrant. And I am a United States veteran,” said Luis De Leon, El Reportero’s owner. “The ideas that Sen. Bernie Sanders has expressed resonate with the Latino community in Nevada. The magazine is endorsing Sanders to represent our voice and our desire to see equality in wages, health care and education.”
“In the beginning, the majority of our magazine staff did not know who Sen. Bernie Sanders was, but once we learned his platform and compared it to the other candidates, it was very clear who we would stand by to lead our country,” said the owner of Tu Revista Latina. “Even before he campaigned for President, Bernie had the courage to fight for the poor and the middle class. We know he will continue to do so as President. We also believe he can fix our broken immigration system. These are some of the many reasons Bernie Sanders has earned the endorsement of Tú Revista Latina.”
“The public support of Ahora Latino Journal, El Reportero and Tú Revista Latina means so much to this campaign. We are extremely excited by the support of these publications, which inform and educate the communities they serve,” said Joan Kato Nevada state director for Sanders’ campaign.
The news of the endorsements comes just a day after Lucy Flores, one of the first Latinas elected to Nevada’s State Assembly and a democratic candidate in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, announced her support for Sen. Sanders’ campaign.