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AB 101 Veto Letter from Gov Brown


AB 100 passes out of Senate Appropriations -- Your help is needed!

Good News! AB 101 has made it through the Senate Appropriations Committee and out of Senate Suspense. In that process there were some minor amendments made to the bill that focuses the bill on a model curriculum and sets an end date for the Advisory committee. 

It will soon go for a vote before the whole Senate and then to the Governor's desk. Unfortunately, we are receiving word that this bill has lukewarm support by the Governor’s office and in fact he may veto the bill...Here are two things you can do right now:

  1. Contact your CA Senator: CLICK HERE
  2. Email Governor Brown:


Letters to the Editor
Please also consider writing a Letter to the Editor to one of the following newspapers about the importance of AB 101 and Ethnic Studies. You can use the email to the Governor as an example. Please let us know if the article is published. How to submit a Letter to the Editor:

XITO Califas Institute & Youth Summit, from Oct 9-12

All those in SoCal check out XITO Califas Institute & Youth Summit -- it's from Oct 9-12. Here's the poster:


AB 101 passes 9-0 out of CA Senate Ed Committee!

Video clips from this morning's victory in the CA Senate Education Committee! (MORE CLIPS TO FOLLOW)


COURT: Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory

Roque Planas of Huffington Post's Latino Voices covers today's 2-1 ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

“It’s an important decision,” Richard Martinez, one of the lawyers who brought the lawsuit against Arizona officials, told The Huffington Post. “Probably the most important part of this decision is that the state of Arizona will now have to face discovery in a trial to be held accountable for the creation and enactment of this law.”

The decision is a blow for the Arizona conservatives who championed the law in order to eliminate a pioneering Mexican-American studies program in Tucson public schools. The curriculum is credited with boosting the graduation rate and improving student achievement on state tests in the majority-Latino district. (read more)



National Education Association - Social Justice Activist Award

Video of Jose Lara speaking about importance of Ethnic Studies at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly where he received the Social Justice Activist Award:


Gina Lozano

Congrats I just had the privilege of hearing you accept your award at the NEA RA!! Keep up the fight!!

VIDEO & RADIO INTERVIEW of Student Leaders in Los Angeles


Students rally outside LAUSD Board Meeting 6-9-15