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After a year of teaching, she earned a public policy fellowship from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCIwhich is dedicated to helping obtain government jobs for young Latinos. She worked as a lobbyist on issues ranging from higher education and early childhood education to technical education and immigration.
Gomez worked for three years as the senior education policy adviser to Rep. She also spent five years at the American Federation of Teachers, where she lobbied Congress on education policy.
Gomez played a key role in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which decreased interest rates for student loans. Latinos filling more high-level government jobs By Richard S. Supreme Court has focused national attention on her Latino heritage and the history-making nature of her selection.
But the bright spotlight on Sotomayor has obscured a highly significant shift in the ways of Washington: President Obama has selected far more Hispanics for his administration than any previous president in American history.
That shatters the 5. Bush during the first 18 months of his presidency, according to Office of Management and Budget statistics. Bush had broken the previous record held by his predecessor, Bill Clinton, who filled 4. In addition to 33 positions requiring Senate confirmation, Obama has chosen 26 Latinos for White House staff jobs -more than any of his predecessors.
But it also reflects a Hispanic power shift from Texas to California. Of the top Latinos in the Obama administration, 21 have connections to the Golden State, while 14 boast Texas ties - a reversal from Bush and Clinton days.
Civil rights advocates hail the rapid increase in Latino employment in the West Wing and beyond. The Obama administration is simply reflecting the emerging reality of America in the early 21st century.
It also reflects the complexity of a president who proudly calls himself an American "mutt" - a biracial president, the son of an immigrant, a person who has experienced racism and benefited from affirmative action.
And it demonstrates the growing political clout of a coveted and pivotal voting bloc that has trended strongly Democratic in the past two national elections. But the administration remains sensitive to charges from some conservative commentators that it has elevated diversity over competence.
California shift But Obama did not have a similar relationship with Texas.
As a result, California - a state with Former Clinton Cabinet member Federico Pena, a Texas native who later became Denver mayor, and Frank Sanchez, who landed a top job at the Commerce Department, reached out to Latino groups and elected officials to seek candidates for administration positions.
He wanted people who had distinguished themselves. We want our federal agencies to be 15 percent Hispanic. I had the privilege of knowing Cesar Chavez and speaking truth to power on the same platform with him several times during his lifetime. We had organized a nonviolent protest against segregation and racism in the barrio high schools of East Los Angeles.
Over 10, students marched in that historic protest. I was later indicted and imprisoned for "conspiracy to disturb the peace and quite of the neighborhoods" along with 12 other student and community civil rights activists.
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