<p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Why La Raza has a right to celebrate the Fourth </span></p>
<p>&nbsp;My mother Pepa and I were grocery shopping in the Texas border town of Del Rio, where I was born and raised, preparing for our regular family’s annual Fourth of July picnic, when a Little League teammate of mine, Bubba, bumped into us.</p>
<p>&nbsp;“Howdy!” roared Bubba, a real big kid for his age. “What y’all doin’ here today?”</p>

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<p>&nbsp;California stands on the precipice of destroying our safety net and putting our future prosperity in danger by cutting investments in education. This devastation is unwise and can be avoided with a combination of cuts, shared sacrifices and additional federal stimulus money, or, as a last resort, a temporary tax increase.</p>