Carrillo, State Assembly Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

(Sacramento)    – Led by State Assemblymember Wendy  Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), the California State Assembly passed House  Resolution 104 declaring Cinco de Mayo week in California. What began as  a celebration of the courage shown by the Mexican army at the Battle of  Puebla has since expanded to recognize the contributions of Latinos  across the country, from the civil rights movement to the immigrant  rights movement. “I hope we all take a moment today to reflect on the  interwoven history of our people and the contributions of Latinos across  the country,” said Assemblymember Carrillo as she presented HR 104.  Watch this Assembly Access    video to learn about Cinco de Mayo’s history.