Rees discusses his family bacground, education, World War II service. conversion from the Republican to Democratic parties in the early-1950s, agricultural implement business in Mexico, participation in national Democratic Party conventions from 1956 to 1968,
activities as a member of the CalifornState Assembly, California State Senate, and and the United States House of Representatives, and comments on a wide range ofindividuals and issues involved in California and national politics from the 1950s to 1987.
Huerta discusses his family background and education, employment in Peru; Santa Maria Valley, California; University of California, Davis; and as deputy assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights in the James E. Carter administration, as executive director of the Southern California office of the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, and as general counsel for Californios for Fair Representation, and comments extensively on reapportionment and Mexican-Americans in the city and county of Los Angeles, and in California for assembly, senate, and the U.S. Congress.
Santillan discusses his early life and education in Los Angeles and details his activities and advocacy in various organizations, especially Californios for Fair Representation, and his reapportionment-related work as director, Chicano Reapportionment Project, Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont, California.
Philip L. Soto discusses his family background, service in World War II, securing a vocational education under the G.I. bill, civic affairs and community involvement in La Puente, including service on the city council, supporting the presidential candidacy of John F. Kennedy, running successfully in 1962 and 1964 for an assembly seat, sponsoring numerous bills on education, health, and local government; shares observations about Jesse M. Unruh and other significant assembly members and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr.
Molina describes her family background, education, and development as a Chicano activist and feminist, discusses her successful campaign for a seat in the California State Assembly and her primary legislative interests and activities, and details Chicano politics in Los Angeles. In the interview all stages of her political and public career are covered.
Luevano discusses his family background, education and activities in East Los Angeles and post-secondary education, state service as a consultant to the state assembly Committee on Ways and Means and as deputy director, Department of Finance, State of California, federal service during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, and provides many insights into California's three branches of government as a political consultant to the state legislature, as a member of the executive branch during the Edmund G. Brown, Sr., administration, and as an attorney and legal advocate for the disadvantaged.