Land of Opportunity

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Stop the Politics of Hate

As the crucial mid-term elections approach, we at LAND OF OPPORTUNITY have become increasingly concerned with some of the race-baiting and fear-mongering that’s been going on, especially directed at Latino immigrants. As part of this project, we met and followed many hard-working Latinos who helped to clean up and rebuild New Orleans after Katrina. As part of our documentary project over the last five years, we met and followed many hard-working Latinos who helped to clean up and rebuild New Orleans after Katrina and who are also currently working on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the oil geyser caused by BP. Given the contributions of Latinos to the recovery of these cherished Louisiana assets, we're especially repulsed by David Vitter's recent campaign ad that plays on vile stereotypes of undocumented Latino workers coming in to this country to abuse taxpayer funded programs. We reject this kind of cheap campaigning that relies on racially-motivated divisiveness. We hope that you’ll denounce the politics of hate on November 2nd.