The CA Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Mourns the Passing of Long-time Political Leader “Auntie” Alice Bulos

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Filipino American community and California mourns the loss of one of the greatest political leaders on Friday. Known as “Auntie” Tita Alice Bulos, she left her fingerprints on many initiatives that improved the lives of countless people across every race and ethnicity. Alice was an influential woman who represented our state five times at the National Democratic Convention, was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Federal Council on Aging, served as advisor to several state attorneys general and many elected officials, and held countless positions on important boards and commissions in her lifetime. She was a pioneer advocate who mentored Filipino Americans to become civic leaders and loaned her voice to the under-represented groups in California.

The following is a statement by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Chairman of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus:

“The API Legislative Caucus extends our sincerest sympathies to the Bulos family on the passing of Alice Bulos, 86, an extraordinary woman who had spent nearly half a century of her life in the service of her community.

Her legacy highlighted the important role of Filipino Americans in the Bay Area and throughout California. Tita Alice Bulos’ story, accomplishments and legacy will never be forgotten. Our state is much greater because of her life.”

The California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus represents and advocates for the interests of the diverse API communities throughout California. It seeks to increase Asian Pacific Islander participation and representation in all levels of government.

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