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187

Chapter 3: Taking Action

Building a movement doesn’t happen by chance. See how different organizations came together in a concerted effort against Proposition 187 — from the unions, principally Local 660 who brought expertise and infrastructure to the efforts, to young organizers such as Kevin de León and Fabian Núñez. Learn more about the role artists had in helping spread the message using cartoons by Lalo Guerrero, satire from Culture Clash and music that helped bring youth together in solidarity. Get a glimpse of the overwhelming response from the community when on October 16, 1994, thousands marched on the streets of Los Angeles to demonstrate against the ballot measure. 

Hear from those who were organizing against anti-immigrant sentiment such as Gil Cedillo, California State Senator; Juan José Gutiérrez of One Stop Immigration & Educational Center; Gloria Molina of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Joel Ochoa of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM); Cristina Vazquez of SEIU Workers United; cartoonist and author Lalo Guerrero; comedian Richard Montoya of Culture Clash; concert producer Jorge Leal; Sandra Díaz of SEIU United Service Workers West and Annetta Wells of SEIU Local 2015. 

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187: The Rise of the Latino Vote

The fight against Prop 187 awakened Latino political power, dramatically changing California politics.
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