UnidosUS Applauds Nomination of Anna Gomez as FCC Commissioner
Washington, DC — Janet Murguía, President and CEO of UnidosUS–the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization–today applauded the nomination of longtime telecommunications attorney Anna Gomez as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“Perhaps no other nominee has been better prepared to serve on the FCC than Anna Gomez. She is a highly respected attorney who has worked at nearly all the relevant agencies and committees in Congress when it comes to telecommunications, including the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the FCC. She will be able to hit the ground running at an agency whose critically important work has been needlessly stalled for the last two and a half years.
“Anna Gomez’s nomination also addresses another egregious absence: she will be the first Hispanic in more than 20 years to serve on the Commission. Given that the Latino population has doubled in size since a Latina was last on the FCC, as well as the growing importance of issues such as broadband access for our community, this nomination is long overdue. We commend President Biden for nominating this stellar leader and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm her.”