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Third annual Cesar Chavez Event Highlights Tradition of Community Organizing in Merced

April 7, 2017 / By
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Dozens of families, activists and young people came out to participate in Merced’s third annual Cesar Chavez march; walking down the city’s Martin Luther King Boulevard while holding signs displaying their support for undocumented rights and the continued protection of farm workers. “We’re very happy with the event,” said Jesse Ornelas, community organizer and member of the local chapter of the Brown Berets. “We got the community to come out and talk about issues that were relevant to South Merced and the farmworker community in general in this area.”

Community Orgs Unite to Host Second Annual Cesar Chavez March

April 18, 2016 / By
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According to a California Research Bureau study, the Central Valley has the highest proportion of laborers in the state. Many work long hours with little pay and no protection.

Youth Attend the First Annual Celebration of Cesar Chavez in Merced

April 2, 2015 / By
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For the first time in the history of Merced, community organizers, organizations, and residents came together to celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez, and to continue the fight for farmworker rights and health care.