AB 123 Requires School Instruction on the Significant Role of Filipino Americans in the California Farm Labor Movement, Passes Assembly 68-0
Dolores Huerta and Assemblymember Rob Bonta testify in support of AB 123
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is proud to announce that his bill to require public school instruction on the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement in California passed the Assembly this week with overwhelming bipartisan support. AB 123 now moves to the Senate.
“The goal of AB 123 is to supplement California’s rich farm worker history with the contributions of the Filipino American community. The Filipino American population composes the largest Asian population in California and continues to grow; yet the story of Filipinos and their crucial efforts to the farm labor movement is an untold part of California history,” explained Assemblymember Bonta.