Arturo Carmona (Photo courtesy of Presente.org)
On Thursday, Presente.org announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Arturo Carmona, a leader who they say comes with "deep roots and ample experience working in Latino and immigrant communities."
Presente.org, the country's pre-eminent online Latino advocacy organization with over 250,000 members, announced with Carmona on board they will work in the upcoming election year to redefine and expand the meaning of citizenship in the U.S. by promoting a unique blend of civic, cultural and technological engagement at the local and national level.
"The enormous challenges that Latinos face in the United States must be confronted through intelligent and bold organizational and political leadership," Carmona said in a statement. "We understand that this is a historic time for Latinos and will work tirelessly to ensure that this opportunity is seized to address the fundamental need for political and economic reforms for the whole community, particularly immigrants."
One of Presente.org biggest campaigns was 'Basta Dobbs,' that demanded CNN remove Lou Dobbs from the network. On November 11, 2009 the campaign achieved its goal when Dobbs abruptly resigned from CNN.