The National Hispanic Media Coalition has handed out Impact Awards to three members of Congress, including one senator and two representatives. The awards honor them for their “outstanding public service.”
The awards went to Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (pictured) and Reps Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
Markey, who was honored for his continued efforts to combat hate speech, also advocated for an increased Hispanic presence in the telecommunications industry. The other two honorees were tied up on the House floor and could not attend the event.
Prominent attendees of the event included NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps.
NHMC also thanked the entities which helped make the event possible by sponsoring it. The roster includes the National Association of Broadcasters, Comcast NBCUniversal, Entravision Communications Corporation, Google, Sprint, T-Mobile, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Facebook, GlenEcho Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, NUVOtv, TracFone Wireless, Inc, and Viacom were all reception sponsors. A number of other donors also provided generous support for the event.