Recall Election Spawns Civic Engagement


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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the event of the 2003 recall election, called for an all-inclusive strategy to tackle California's urgent water needs with his Strategic Growth Plan.

The result of developing a solution spawned the California Latino Water Coalition that brought thousands of people together for a four-day march from Mendota to the San Luis Reservoir to increase awareness of the state's water shortage.

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