CA Latino Caucus Shares Message to Former Gov. Pete Wilson on the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 187

October 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA The California Latino Legislative Caucus will release a short video TOMORROW, Friday, November 1 at 7 a.m. to mark 25 years since the state passed a ballot measure designed to be one of the most oppressive laws in California history. The video message, titled “Thank You, Pete Wilson,” is featured in the third installment of the Los Angeles Times’ new podcast This is California: The Battle of 187


Championed by former California Governor Pete Wilson who was seeking reelection at the time, 1994’s Proposition 187 used the Latino community as a scapegoat for the economic problems facing the state. For many members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Prop. 187 marked the start of their political activism.


WHAT:                 “Thank You, Pete Wilson” video release

WHO:                   California Latino Legislative Caucus  

WHEN:             7 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

WHERE:           Video will be shared on the CA Latino Caucus Facebook page


For more information or to schedule an interview with a member of the CA Latino Caucus, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.