Sacramento - Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) made the following statement today regarding the passing of Dr. Harry P. Pachon, a life-long educator and activist:
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Harry Pachon. Harry was a talented and devoted leader in so many different fields, from academia to political advocacy to grassroots organizing. He served during a transformative period in California's history, and was a critical voice in the emergence of the Latino community's political and social strength in California and the United States. He brought a profound civic spirit to every endeavor, and will be remembered not only for his warmth, but his tireless advocacy on behalf of the community and immigrants from all walks of life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."
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