A committed political activist, Andrés Montoya didn’t shy away from confrontation or controversy. As student-body president at Fresno State, he fought against tuition hikes and was a forceful advocate for underrepresented groups. In 1991, after he defended a sign at a Columbus Day rally that said “go home whitey,” a recall effort was held to remove him from office that ultimately failed. Below are articles about the incident and his student activism.

The Fresno Bee, October 24, 1991

The Fresno Bee, October 30, 1991

The Daily Collegian, February 6, 1992


The Daily Collegian, February 14, 1992

The Fresno Bee, March 9, 1992

The Fresno Bee, March 12, 1992