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Inquirer: CA Gov Jerry Brown Signs Bill Mandating Teaching of #Filipino Am Role in Farm Labor Movement.

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Philip Vera Cruz The contributions of Filipino Americans in the farm labor movement will be taught in California under a bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, reports the Inquirer.

Although the law only applies to California, it is unlikely publishers will just add this period in Filipino American history to books  sold to California schools.

As a result students in other states could end up learning this as well.

The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American ever elected to the California Assembly.

“By signing AB 123, Governor Brown has made an unprecedented move to give students a more complete account of California’s farm labor movement and ensure that these important leaders, such as Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong are remembered by future generations of Californians,” explained Bonta.

 The bill had the support of Delores Huerta and the United Farm Workers.
 You can read more about this in the Inquirer.

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