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Presidential Freedom Award Medal Recipient Sylvia Mendez Endorses Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3!
When I was in the third grade my siblings and I, along with other students of Mexican descent, were denied enrollment in the segregated all-White school near our home --- based solely on the color of our skin and our ethnicity.
This injustice forced my parents to take action with the landmark Orange County case --- Mendez vs. Westminster. The ramifications of this case, decades before the Civil Rights movement, laid the groundwork for school desegregation throughout California and throughout the nation.
My family and I have stood for and fought for racial equality and civil rights our whole lives. Nothing makes me prouder and more empowered than to carry on my parents' legacy.
That is why I am asking you to stand with me today as I wholeheartedly endorse and support the candidacy of Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3 --- Jose has been an advocate for ALL people and is fighting hard everyday to bring our neighborhood's voices to City Hall!
Stand with me and vote for Dr. Jose F. Moreno! We need him!
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
(Sylvia Mendez is an American Civil Rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage. In 1948 at the age of 8, she played an instrumental role in the landmark desegregation case Mendez v Westminster case. On February 15, 2011, President Barack Obama bestowed upon Ms. Mendez the highest civilian award in our country, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.)