HLF Op-Ed: Boxer vs. Fiorina in California
The Huffington Post ran an op-ed piece yesterday by HLF President Mario H. Lopez comparing Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina. Lopez discusses two issues: immigration and the current water crisis in California Central Valley, to show that Boxer has taken positions against the interest of her Latino constituents:
Barbara Boxer’s record on both of these issues demonstrates just how low a priority the Latino community is for her, and highlights how instead of standing up for Latinos, she chooses to use us as a political football.
Lopez recalls that Barbara Boxer helped torpedo the immigration reform process in 2007, and calls attention to the devastating effects of Boxer’s radical policies that have cut off water to farmers:
The Central Valley, currently a dustbowl, is home to over 1.8 million Hispanics, many of whom have worked in California’s once vibrant agricultural sector. Now, because of radical environmental policies that place a higher value on a small quantity of tiny fish than on human beings, parts of the Central Valley’s unemployment rate hovers at a catastrophic 40 percent.
That is not a typo. Forty percent.
Read the whole piece here.