Orange County, California - May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Although we recognize the accomplishments of the AAPI community year-round, this month is particularly special as Rob Bonta, a Filipino-American, was recently appointed to serve as Attorney General for California.
Notably, Mr. Bonta's parents helped organize Filipino and Mexican-American farmworkers for racial, economic and civil rights in California. My Filipino grandfather and Mexican grandmother worked in those same fields in Central California during the United Farm Workers movement - the same movement that Rob Bonta's parents helped progress. I've included a few rare photos from that period of time:
Lindsay's great aunt, Socorro, and cousin, Donna, in the Central California Fields, 1960's
Sam Cabreros, Lindsay's Grandfather
Sam Cabreros, Jr. (Lindsay's father) playing with his cousin in 1959
Mr. Bonta has continued in his parents' footsteps, and it is especially powerful to see him become California's first Filipino-American Attorney General. As an attorney and member of Tressler's Diversity & Inclusion Commitee, I am honored to celebrate his success this AAPI Month.
About the Author
Lindsay Cabreros is an associate in Tressler’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in our Orange County, California office. Lindsay handles a wide range of employment and litigation matters and has a diverse legal background. As part of Tressler’s national employment team, she provides management-side labor and employment litigation defense to a broad range of clients. Lindsay also works with Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group. Her practice areas include insurance litigation, coverage analysis, claims handling and extracontractual liability, real estate law, construction, business transactions and general business counseling. Feel free to contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 336-1636.