WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding a political ad by Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle:
“NALEO demands that Sharron Angle immediately remove her ‘Thanks Pal’ political advertisement currently running on Nevada broadcast stations.
This political campaign ad draws upon racist attitudes and stereotypes for campaign expediency.
There must be no room in our political discourse for racist acts and stereotypes that exploit a community. Political ads such as this violate basic tenets of our diverse American society.
We further demand that Ms. Angle apologize immediately.”