Cesar Chavez

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"Cesar on San Francisco streets"

Cesar on San Francisco streets

I met him when I was leading a petition drive to reform property casualty insurance in California. I went to a march he was leading with the UFW during the grape boycott. I was prepared for someone with a personality of someone like MLK, but the man I met was one of quiet intensity, showing a level of kindness and consideration for a much broader spectrum of issues and humanity than I had realized. He took time to affix his signature to the petition, while getting others in the group to do the same. The fact that Cesar Chavez signed Prop. 103 had a most beneficial impact on the campaign, especially among the hispanic communities, where we had had some difficulty because of a general lack of Spanish speaking staff had made things a bit more difficult until Cesar signed. His signature alone drew more bilingual people to our campaign.