Latino activist groups are staging a second event to protest Donald Trump hosting “Saturday Night Live,” TheWrap has learned.
Dubbed the Marcha to Stop the Hate, the organizers are calling on members to join in on a march from Trump Tower to NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 7. A press conference will be held at 7:30 at 30 Rock.
The event comes just days after the Wednesday rally in front of 30 Rock, where a petition of more than 500,000 signatures calling on NBCUniversal to cancel Trump’s involvement with “SNL” Saturday.
“Some individuals have suggested that we should not prevent Trump from hosting ‘SNL’ but that instead, we should voice our opposition by not watching. This view misses the point,” said the groups in a statement. “Trump has targeted Latinos with his racist and xenophobic remarks and his rhetoric is causing real harm to the Latino community. We cannot allow him the time nor a platform such as SNL to advance such views.”
This march is being organized by groups including CUNY Dreamers, Make the Road, America’s Voice, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), The Hispanic Federation, National Hispanic Media Coalition, The Labor Council for the Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), The National Institute for Latino Policy, NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce, Inc.