Mario Santoyo, Executive Director of the California Latino Water Coalition, stated there is no water in the reservoirs and essentially no rainfall or snow in the state. “This means that a big part of the West Side will get a zero water allocation. And the East Side is going to get hurt too,” he said.
The big crowd chanted “We Need Water” and “No Water, No Food” and “No Water, No Jobs”.
If Gov. Brown called a Drought Emergency, it would trigger Federal help and possibly reduced regulatory restrictions.
The Nisei Farmers League and the California Latino Water Coalition spearheaded the rally.
Thousands of dollars came from the industry to pay for buses and lunch for all attendees.