David Cruz is the head of the Economic and Business Development Council for the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC, as it is known, is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the country. While LULAC itself has declined to take a position on California’s hotly-contested Proposition 22, the Economic and Business Development Council has endorsed the measure.
The proponents of Proposition 22 have spent $220 million on the measure, far outstripping the opposition and — by a large margin — the most ever spent on an initiative campaign in the state’s history. Despite the lavish spending, polls indicate that the race is very, very close.
Cruz is clear that he is not an official with the Yes on 22 campaign, but he has been actively engaged in making the case to pass the measure, including an appearance in a debate against Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who is in opposition. David joined us by phone to discuss his support for Proposition 22, including a novel take on how to view the nearly quarter-billion dollars spent on the campaign.
Editor’s Note: CORRECTS by deleting reference to Delores Huerta, adds reference to Lorena Gonzalez, final graf.