LULAC Tells Goya Foods CEO: Apologize Or #GOYAGOTTAGO
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization To Take
Up Boycott Question Saturday
Washington, DC - Domingo
Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens
(LULAC) issued the following statement Friday. This follows an angry
national reaction from Latinos over remarks made by GOYA FOODS CEO Bob Unanue
at a White House Business Roundtable hosted by President Trump.
"LULAC considers the comments by GOYA
CEO and President Bob Unanue insensitive, calloused and disrespectful to
the workers and consumers who buy Goya Foods products. His
remarks are a slap in the face to the very people who have loyally
supported his company for years. Now, GOYA is turning its back on our
community to appease a President who attacks and demonizes Latinos daily.
This is why I am recommending that this matter be brought before the LULAC
National Board tomorrow where I
will recommend adoption of a national boycott against GOYA Foods unless Mr.
Unanue issues a public apology and formal retraction by 5PM EST Saturday,
July 11, 2020. If not, LULAC will launch
GOYA is the nation’s largest
Hispanic-owned food company. It was started in the 1930’s by Spanish
immigrants who moved to Puerto Rico, then the US.
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s
largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers
Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in
Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto
Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important
issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more
information, visit www.LULAC.org.