A 23-year old progressive activist running on a platform of representing LGBTQ+ and “queer youth,” will represent represent Area 5 on the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education because no one else chose to run for the seat.
Bustos, who graduated from college only a year ago, was pleased at his good luck:
Hector Bustos is communications director for Chispa, a radical social justice group and arm of San Francisco-based Tides Advocacy. He is a committed advocate for woke progressive causes and ideologies:
The political watchdog site InfluenceWatch.com describes Bustos’ employer, Tides Advocacy, as “a left-of-center advocacy organization associated with the Tides Nexus, a collection of center-left pass-through funders and fiscal sponsorship nonprofits grouped around the Tides Foundation.” According to InfluenceWatch.com, “Tides Advocacy has been described as an organization that “washes” away the paper trail between its grants and the original donor.”
Tides Advocacy is massively resourced. According to its most recent IRS filing, during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Tides Advocacy had revenues of $153,had a fund balance of $153,831,799. Tides Advocacy’s total expenses for the year were $132,401,504 – including $22,618,339 in executive compensation, salaries and wages. It’s net income for the year was $21,430,295.
Chispa describes itself as “a political organizing home for young, Latinxs, Chispa engages with excluded peoples to uproot systems of oppression.” It’s politics rooted in racial identity and are hostile to law enforcement and fall on the radical Left of the ideological spectrum, supporting the abolition of ICE and the defund the police movement, ending the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants, and opposes “gentrification.”
His boss at Chispa, Hairo Cortez, has highlighted Bustos’ commitment to incorporating gender ideology and Critical Race Theory principles in SAUSD curriculum:
Busco’s work experience is entirely in politics and community organizing. He has worked for Chispa since November 2020, and prior to that was an intern for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and a field organizer for the Democratic Party of Orange County.
Bustos graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement.