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VIDEO: Lou Dobbs vs. 'Latino in America'

Posted: 10/14/09 01:07 PM ET

When I was a teenager, my Mom and I would make dinner together every night. It was a nice way for us to spend time together, and a great way for me to steal her recipes. My mom is a political junkie, and CNN's Lou Dobbs' show was usually on as we cooked. At first Dobbs concentrated on financial news, but throughout the years he became increasingly obsessed with putting down illegal immigrants. Even though my family came to this country legally, his rhetoric really struck a chord with us.

Feeling helpless, I decided to start writing to Dobbs, pointing out his many errors, and the danger his words could cause. I don't know how many emails I wrote, but needless to say, he never wrote me back.

Now, a decade letter, I'm taking another shot at talking to Lou Dobbs and CNN. I've joined with Presente.org and the BastaDobbs.com campaign to make this video: CNN: Lou Dobbs or Latinos in America? I'm hoping this time Dobbs will respond.