David Ayon Book Presentation

The Chamber, IBA Committee member Louis R. Escareño, Attorney at Law, Tafoya and Associates, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership hosted a discussion with David R. Ayón co-author of “Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America.”  The discussion was moderated by Paola Avila, Chamber VP of International Business Affairs.

Power Shift charts the rise of Latino political power and its impact, from the breakthrough election of the first Mexican American to the Los Angeles City Council in 1949 to today’s leadership of California and its heavyweight role in polarized America. This inspiring story recounts the origins and development of 10 LA-based Latino and Latina leaders who transformed politics and government, forging a progressive political tradition in the process.