Cesar Chavez

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""My Mother Drove Me Here!""

When I was a young teenage girl, I volunteered every weekend for the UFW.  I didn’t have my drivers license yet, so my mom dropped me off at our local Safeway store.  I would stand in the parking lot and walk up to people asking them to shop at another store that carried Union produce.

One day, a man yelled at me, “Does your mother know you’re here?!”

Not used to being yelled at, and being young and taught not to yell back at adults, I was quiet for a moment. 

But then, a pride rose in my young heart, and I stood up tall and spoke with bold confidence,  “My MOTHER drove me here!”

The man looked at me, didn’t say another word, and walked away.

I reflect on that time in my young life, and I am so proud of my lovely mother for supporting her daughter’s beliefs in human rights for all.

Viva La Causa!

Miss Rusty Frank