Cesar Chavez

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"Political Consciousness"

Political Consciousness

I reminder in the early 1970’s marching with the Farm Workers in Delano, we had brought down a bus full of young political activists from San Jose. Cesar spoke, about the movement, the struggle for worker rights, the struggle aganist injustice, then he said something that still sticks with me today. He said today the the fight is for better wages, working conditions and a union contract but during this fight people will learn lessons and raise their consciousness and some day they will rise up and demand political power and they will exercise that power in large numbers.