Mariana Bustamante, immigrantsí rights advocate (#138)
Maria Bustamante, public education coordinator of the national ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, discusses immigration legislation and the debates in Washington and in Kentucky over proposed state and federal immigration reform.
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Maria Bustamante works closely with Spanish-language media and immigrants’ rights organizations throughout California and other states. A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, she is an experienced organizer in the Latino community.
Bustamante directed the Rapid Response System at the California Latino Civil Rights Network. She also coordinated volunteers in statewide campaigns against Proposition 209, which eliminates affirmative action programs in public employment, education, and contracting, and Proposition 227, which requires all public school instruction to be conducted in English. She also has served on the board of Centro Legal de la Raza since 1998.