Senator Bates Explains Why Father Junipero Serra's Statue Should Remain at the U.S. Capitol

April 13, 2015

Senator Bates explains her opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would replace a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the U.S. Capitol with one of Sally Ride. While expressing admiration for Ride, the Senator says California’s early history simply can’t be told without including Father Serra.