Univision Listens to Latino and Catholic Voices and Agrees to Run Condoms4Life Radio Ads


Catholics
for Choice and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
are pleased to share the wonderful news that Univision Radio has
decided to run our Condoms4Life radio ads. The two Spanish-language ads
take on myths about condom use in Catholic and Latino communities and
highlight the importance of condom use and that Good Catholics Use Condoms.
The radio campaign launched in New York City on World AIDS Day,
December 1, on other radio stations. However, as Amie mentioned last
week
, Univision radio stations originally refused to run the ads. We asked
all of you to take action and ask Gary Stone, the president of
Univision Radio, to run these important advertisements.

The Spanish-language ads, which you can listen to here and here,
talk about the importance of condom use within communities of faith.
After hearing from the Latino and Catholic communities, Univision has
agreed to play the ads which will air over the holidays on Univision stations in New York City. We are thrilled that Univision has agreed to play the ads.

When
Univision Radio refused to run our ads on three of their NYC stations,
we asked you all to get involved. You took action in impressive
numbers, sending emails to Mr. Stone with the message that this kind of
censorship was unacceptable and that these messages are key to keeping
our community safe. We want to thank all of you for taking action,
especially those who passed the message along to their friends and
family.  And thank you to all the bloggers who posted about this issue,
spreading the action even wider.

The
great news is that Univision listened to you! We have the activism of
the Latino community and our allies to thank for this win and Univision
to thank for doing the right thing.

Catholics
for Choice and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
are thankful that Univision Radio listened to the voices of Latinos and
Catholics and heard that the community wanted these important messages
about HIV prevention on the air. We appreciate
Mr. Stone’s willingness to do right by the Latino community and let the
message be heard that Catholics use condoms because we know it is the
responsible, loving and caring thing to do.

Thanks again for all your hard work and support. To keep up to date on this campaign, you can visit www.Condoms4Life.org or www.latinainstitute.org.

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