Moakley Oral History Project OH-005
Virginia Vogel Zanger, a member of the Jamaica Plain Committee on Central America [JPCOCA] discusses Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement with his constituents and explains how she became involved in Central American issues in the early 1980s; how the JPCOCA brought awareness to local residents regarding Salvadoran immigration; their meeting with Congressman Moakley; how Congressman Moakley’s aide Jim McGovern worked with the JPCOCA; and what kinds of organizations were contacted to bring greater support for immigration reform. She reflects on Congressman Moakley’s impact on Salvadoran history and the impact of constituents on their representatives.
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001, El Salvador--History--1979-1992
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Zanger, Virginia Vogel and Fontaine, Laura, "Oral history interview with Virginia Vogel Zanger (OH-005)" (2003). Moakley Archive Oral History Project. 7.