Clinton Latino Outreach Director Responds to #NotMyAbuela

In response to yesterday’s #NotMyAbuela backlash this afternoon, NBC News published a statement from Lorella Praeli, the Latino outreach lead for the Hillary Clinton campaign:

Hillary Clinton is a proud grandmother and has spent her entire career fighting for families and children. As a Latina who recently became a citizen, I know firsthand the challenges that many in this country face, including fear of deportation, and Hillary is committed to fighting against Republican attacks to tear families like mine apart.

The NBC News story also reported the following when the story first came out earlier this afternoon:

The Clinton campaign, which declined to allow the name of a press secretary to be used, said the writer – Paola Luisi – is part of the digital team with family roots in Uruguay. She wrote the piece wanting to show the things about Hillary that reminded her of her grandmother, the campaign said. Luisi does not include that context in the blog post.

This evening, that paragraph in the original NBC News story was corrected to read as follows:

Jorge Silva, a campaign spokesman, said the writer – Paola Luisi – is part of the digital team with family roots in Uruguay. She wrote the piece wanting to show the things about Hillary that reminded her of her grandmother, he said. The blog post did not have that context.

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