As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, Team Price is honored to spotlight a remarkable mujer who earned a reputation for being a true warrior in District 9. At 95 years young, Julia Botello, affectionately known as “Mama Botello,” has set the bar high when it comes to leading a life filled with purpose, love, and devotion to her community.
Facing poverty and countless struggles, Mama Botello made the tough decision to migrate from Jalisco, Mexico, to the United States, seeking a better life for her family. Since then, she has become a fierce champion for workers, immigrants, and tenant rights. Through the years, Mama Botello made a name for herself working alongside respected groups like ACCE; a community organization focused on raising the voices of low-income, immigrant, and working families across California.
Mama Botello has lit a fire of inspiration for her own 12 children and more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her passion for making the world a better place has not only impacted our current generation, but her influence will be sure to span far into generations to come.