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TODAY AT 3:30 PM: NC Latinos Respond to Tillis's Comments Blaming Hispanics for Coronavirus Spread

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

TODAY AT 3:30 PM: NC Latinos Respond to Tillis's Disgraceful Comments Blaming Hispanics for Coronavirus Spread

Raleigh, NC – Today, Piedmont Rising will host a press call in partnership with Poder NC in response to Senator Thom Tillis’ recent remarks blaming North Carolina’s “Hispanic population” for a rise in coronavirus cases in the state, where he falsely claimed that Hispanic and Latino North Carolinians are less likely to practice mask wearing and social distancing.


Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.


NC advocates host press call in response to Senator Thom Tillis’ false remarks blaming Hispanics for the rise in coronavirus cases across NC


Irene Godinez, Poder NC

Cristal Figueroa, Poder NC

Jessica Coscia, Piedmont Rising

Natalia Diez, Piedmont Rising


Media interested in attending must RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: To schedule interviews, contact: Jessica Coscia at 919-247-7999 or


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