Who founded the Mexican American political party La Raza Unida and When?

The Mexican American political party La Raza Unida was founded in 1970 by Jose Angel Gutierrez.

Less radical than Gonzalez, Gutierrez wanted to work within the American political system to elect Chicano candidates to public office. To some extent, the efforts of La Raza Unida and similar organizations have succeeded.

By now, hundreds of Mexican Americans have been elected or appointed to national, local, and state offices.

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