Public Policy

UCI’s mission is to inform, empower, and entertain Hispanic America and the rising multicultural mainstream. We engage in key public policy issues that impact the Company and the communities we serve. Tune in here to learn more.

During a time of increasingly bitter partisan divide, UCI applauds these House members for their willingness to reach across the aisle to do the right thing [for Dreamers].
Dec. 5, 2017

Answering the Call for Leadership: House Republican Members Demand Relief for Dreamers Before the End of the Year

A group of 34 House Republican members of Congress sent a letter on December 5, 2017 to Speaker Paul Ryan asserting their support for a permanent legislative solution for DACA beneficiaries before the end of the year.

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UCI is committed to fighting for Hispanic America – on the airwaves and off – and providing the best news, information and entertainment that our community deserves.
Nov. 18, 2017

Statement from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding Univision and Verizon New Terms

We’re pleased to announce that Univision and Verizon have agreed to new terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint.

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We believe the public interest would be best served if carriage is restored by the parties at the earliest possible time so that consumers are no longer caught in the middle.
Oct. 25, 2017

U.S. Senators Send Letter Regarding Univision-Verizon Retransmission Dispute

We share the Senators’ concern regarding access to Spanish-language information and news. Univision remains ready to enter into a fair deal that recognizes the value of Spanish-language programming.

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We are your partners in the community, don’t let our community down.
Oct. 20, 2017

Letter from Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

I am writing to express my concern that has been brought to our attention by our members that an estimated 5 million Verizon subscribers have lost access to Univision on-air programming.

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We stand ready to review any fair proposal from Verizon that doesn’t devalue Spanish language programming and dismiss the needs of its audience.
Oct. 20, 2017

Statement Update from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding Verizon’s Decision to Drop Our Signal

During the past week our viewers, political leaders, and community groups have spoken out about how important Univision’s networks and stations are for providing information and news to the Hispanic community, especially in light of recent natural disaste

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Our population is suffering the effects of these catastrophes because many of us have families and loved ones in Mexico and Puerto Rico and don't have news of their status or survival.
Oct. 18, 2017

NHMC Letter to Verizon Regarding Verizon’s Decision to Drop Univision's Signal

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is outraged that at a time when catastrophic events have occurred in Mexico and Puerto Rico, Verizon has chosen to blackout Univision, the primary source of news for millions of Spanish-speaking and bilingual L

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We have urged Verizon to immediately re-engage and negotiate a long-term renewal that is fair to both Verizon and Univision.
Oct. 17, 2017

Letter to the FCC Chairman Regarding Verizon’s Decision to Drop Our Signal

Yesterday afternoon, at 4:58 p.m. Eastern Time, Verizon Communications Inc. refused to sign a contract extension – which Univision had previously offered and was fully prepared to sign – that would have allowed Univision’s signals to remain on Verizon’s F

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Now more than ever, Verizon needs to prove its commitment to the Hispanic community and show that it understands the value of Spanish-language programming.
Oct. 16, 2017

Statement from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding Verizon’s Decision to Drop Our Signal

At 5pm EST Monday, entirely without warning, Verizon pulled Univision’s signal from both its FiOS and mobile platforms, effectively turning their backs on their own Hispanic consumers who rely on us for news and information.

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There is a humanitarian crisis that is threatening the lives of millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the time for action is now.
Oct. 3, 2017

A Call to Act: Puerto Rico Now

"Whenever our nation is facing difficult times, whether natural disasters or mass shootings, we all come together to take care of our own. It is in our DNA and part of what makes the United States great."

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Enough is enough. Dreamers deserve better than this. Their parents brought them here to pursue the American dream.
Sept. 8, 2017

Univision’s Randy Falco Asks Congress to Move Quickly to Protect ‘Dreamers’

The Administration's decision this week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a travesty and has created a crisis demanding bipartisan Congressional action immediately.

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DREAMers are our students, soldiers, first responders, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. Here at UCI we will continue to stand by them.
Sept. 5, 2017

Statement From Randy Falco, President and CEO of UCI, Responding to the Plan to end DACA Program

I am disappointed, to say the least, in today’s announcement by the Administration to end DACA program in six months. The U.S. government is revoking the ability of roughly 800,000 DREAMers to continue to work and contribute in countless ways to the U.S.

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We are pleased that the U.S. District Court in San Antonio has granted a preliminary injunction of SB4.
Aug. 31, 2017

Statement from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding Texas’ SB4

We are pleased that the U.S. District Court in San Antonio has granted a preliminary injunction of SB4. The law, if allowed to proceed, would have promoted discrimination against the Hispanic community and jeopardized public safety.

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Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it.
Aug. 18, 2017

A Message from Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications Inc.

We have all watched the horrific events in Charlottesville and the spread of messages of hate and bigotry in too many communities across the country. The current insanity threatens to spiral out of control and has to stop. Leadership is needed.

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Univision strongly condemns laws that enable and promote discrimination.
Aug. 10, 2017

Statement from Univision Communications Inc. Regarding Senate Bill 4

Univision Communications Inc. opposes the 85th Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 4. As passed, this law is unconstitutional and discriminates against the Hispanic community.

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It’s an abdication of your responsibility to represent and reflect one of the largest and most influential communities in the U.S.
Sept. 2, 2016

Elections Moderator Letter from Randy Falco

"Dear Ms. Brown, I am writing to express disappointment, and frankly disbelief, that the Commission on Presidential Debates has not chosen a Hispanic journalist to moderate the presidential debates."

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Univision strongly supports the Members as they work to eliminate demeaning terms from the Library of Congress
May 19, 2016

Statement from Univision Communications, Inc. Regarding the Appropriations Committee and Use of Demeaning Terms

We commend Reps. Sánchez, Butterfield and Chu for their leadership in helping effect change to an outdated vernacular.

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We encourage leaders in NC and any other states contemplating discriminatory laws to reject such intolerance and to embrace inclusion.
March 28, 2016

Statement from Univision Communications Regarding Discriminatory Legislative Actions in North Carolina and Georgia

Univision Communications Inc. opposes the recent legislative actions in North Carolina and Georgia, which are divisive and discriminatory against LGBT employees, audiences, families and friends.

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Jorge Ramos is one the most professional, dedicated and respected journalists I have seen or worked with in my 40 years in media.
August 26, 2015

Statement From Randy Falco, President and CEO of UCI, Regarding Treatment of Jorge Ramos by Mr. Trump

"The recent treatment that Jorge Ramos received at Mr. Trump's press conference in Iowa is beneath contempt. As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them."

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