While pundits long dismissed Barbara Coe and her California Coalition for Immigration as an extremist voice, that did little to stem their influence. Three of the most controversial grassroots uprisings of the past 20 years — 1994's Proposition 187, the Minuteman Project, and the Birther movement — can trace their origin back to the Huntington Beach grandmother, who passed away last week at age 79. Those efforts sparked copycat groups across the country, law and lawsuits, and fundamentally changed the American political landscape. But what will be Coe's ultimate legacy?
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Orange County Line
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Will Orange County go from Red to Blue? On a recent evening, about two dozen friends and neighbors gathered at a house party in Irvine. They had come to meet Katie Porter, a Democrat who’s running for Congress… Read More
To flip the House, Democrats eye Orange County The Democratic Party sees the 2018 midterms as the first national referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency and an opportunity to regain control of the House of Representatives. And California is… Read More