Cesar Chavez

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"Que Viva Cesar Chavez and all your have done for so many"

Que Viva Cesar Chavez and all your have done for so many

My dad worked in the fields in the Salinas Valley for over 40 years.  I remember we had no health insurance and my Dad never had a vacation.  The pay was always minimal and although he never complained, life was not easy even though he found a way to put food on the table for all 8 of us.  Cesar made it possible for field workers to eventually have water, breaks, out houses and the very bare necesities to feel human and not exploited.  My dad was a proud man who worked hard and always with a smile.  He lived to be 95 years old and after he died in 2006, I became increasingly aware of the sacrifices he made for our family and it was “Cesar” who always gave him hope for a better future.  I thank not only Cesar Chavez but all those who have contributed to finding dignity for the field worker.  Thank you