Senator Janet Nguyen was proud to honor the historic legacy of the Mendez family with Senate Concurrent Resolution 117 (SCR 117). SCR 117, co-authored by Senator Nguyen specifically establishes April 14, 2018 as Mendez v. Westminster School District Day and recognizes the contributions of Sylvia Mendez, who has dedicated her life to educate students about the national significance of her family’s efforts to bring educational equality to all children.

“Thanks to the brave efforts of Sylvia, her family and the other children and families who joined in this landmark class action lawsuit, California schools today and across the nation embrace the principle of equitable education,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “It was an honor for me to co-author this resolution and to personally meet Sylvia, who as a child, helped change our nation’s history for the better.”

 

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