Latino lawmakers thank ex-Gov. Pete Wilson for accidentally sparking pro-immigrant movement
Gov. Wilson, 25 years ago this month, you spread fear about Latinos and immigrants in an attempt to secure a future for yourself and your party. Instead, you ignited a movement. The passing of Proposition 187, and subsequent measures backed by Governor Wilson to end affirmative action and effectively ban bilingual education, roused Latinos in California to an activism that, in the years since, has realigned the politics of the nation’s most populous state. I was proud to be apart of this video movement of Latino Leaders with my colleagues of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Check out the video in the story to learn more.