“Ever since I was young, I've tried to defend these people. To empower them. To say, 'Together we can persevere, and we have to persevere. ”

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Donald Trump launched his campaign for president by calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. In contrast, I launched my first media campaign with a video of my trip to the California-Mexico border with the Border Angels.

This is California. We don’t give up on people no matter who they are or where they come from. Every Californian deserves dignity; every Californian deserves respect – and every Californian has a story worth hearing.