Last month marked 79 years since the Zoot Suit Uprisings in L.A, which involved numerous violent confrontations between young Latinos/as and Chicanos/as against police officers, deputy sheriffs and members of the armed forces, including Marines and sailors, which were most often instigated by the latter. Chicanos like Trujillo had served in the military in high numbers, but many servicemen viewed Pachucos as World War II draft dodgers, according to History.com. Trujillo’s work flips the script and reveals Pachucos for the Latino cultural heroes they are.
Health advocates in California are working to support laws to remove junk food from the checkout lines at grocery stores. Marketing tactics are hard to beat when artists like Bad Bunny sell Cheetos.
Latino candidate Kevin de León lost his bid for mayor. Caruso won with Latino voters and his ad buys in Spanish may have helped.
Victor Hugo Marroquin says that being part of the local LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities have shaped them into the person they are today. Today, he helps lead The Latino Equality Alliance. He says the biggest voter issues for Latinos are healthcare, education, law enforcement, and environmental justice.