Continued from a Voice of the People letter from January ….
I want to fill you in on the latest. For the past six months I have been going back and forth to see my brother who moved to Palm Springs and there are all these names on the roads. "Bob Hope Drive, Frank Sinatra Boulevard, Gene Autry Trail, Dinah Shore Boulevard," etc. It made me think, who do we have here in the Valley? Whose name could we put on a street?
Pancho Villa, Benito Juarez, Cesar Chavez? OK, but past heroes …. .
Who do we have today, right now? Someone dynamic. It was bugging me for a long time. Who do we have in the Valley who has done really good work, a powerful Latino that our youth could associate with and whose name would inspire positive feelings about Latinos?
Then I went to the show in January at the El Centro Police Athletics League and for some reason it all clicked!