Cesar Chavez

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"National Farmworkers Health Group"

National Farmworkers Health Group

In the 60s and early 70s my wife and I were organizing G.I.s across California against the Vietnam War. I linked up with the UFW in San Diego to organize G.I.s to join the letture and grape boycott on the military bases.  Shortly after we ended the war my wife I I went back home to start a new life.  Then we got a call from Cesar.  He asked us to manage the UFW clinic in Mexicali.  He promised us an apartment and $15.00 a week.  How could we refuse?  We started on a new journey with the clinic in Mexicali and established others in Calexico, Parlier, and Sanger.