Carlos Ortiz: A 2014 Human Rights Award Winner
Nominated by Rosio Rodriguez
Mr. Carlos Ortiz is a journalist who has lived in Oklahoma for more than 25 years. He is currently the Chief Editor of El Nacional newspaper and has a weekly TV show called Cada Semana were he brings up news and commentaries about the undocumented, the immigrants, and members of the Oklahoma Community.
Mr. Ortiz has also been an advocate for the education of the Hispanic youth, promoting the formation of a group of volunteers to address dropouts. He is also concerned about voter participation for which he is trying to promote his idea of Voto en Familia — that is Absentee Ballots for Hispanics. He’s also constantly working and writing against School Bullying in Oklahoma Schools. His latest work in this field was an exclusive report on the death of an Hispanic teenager in Muskogee – the possible victim of Bullying in a local middle school.
These are only a few reasons why we believe that Mr. Ortiz deserve the Human Rights Award.
“Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”
(Article 21 of the UDHR)