Chicanos Unidos Celebrates 10 Years of Organizing OC's Raza! (2016) "No other activist group rallies OC 's raza like Chicanos Unidos. For the past ten years, they've dared to tackle gentrification, killer cops, barrio violence and gang injunctions where few would. The grassroots group feuds with the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office regularly, and organizes with victims' families against deadly police shootings, a decade-long legacy worth celebrating."
"But for as decidedly conservative as the south county city is, it’s also a college town thanks to Soka University. Various student groups–from the Pan African Student Union to Queeriosity–are planning to protest and speak out at tomorrow evening’s council meeting. “We are mobilizing to send a consistent message that we do not tolerate any injustice or bigotry against a group of people based solely on what negative stereotypes are attributed to them,” says Angel Escobedo, a trans woman who’s a member Queeriosity and also Chicanos Unidos. “Aliso Viejo is accustomed to going unchallenged.”
Playground tactics (2016) "Carolyn Torres, a history teacher who also works with Chicanos Unidos, goes further. If protests hurt the Democratic Party, she says: “That is not our issue.” Ms Torres charges Mrs Clinton with supporting the deportation of Central American children fleeing violence and working with her husband, Bill Clinton, to pass crime bills that built a “prison-industrial complex”. As for Barack Obama, notes Ms Torres, deportations have reached record levels under his presidency. Asked if her cause might not gain from wooing moderate voters, she calls that “respectability politics”. Real change, she says, is not won by “nicely asking”.
"Gabriela Hernandez, a member of Chicanos Unidos, a grass-roots social justice organization in Orange County that has worked directly with Townsend Street residents to raise awareness about the proposed gang injunction, said that she is particularly concerned that minors have been targeted in the Townsend gang injunction."