(Online Service Opportunity) Cesar Chavez Initiative

Wednesday, April 1st from 11:00am to Sunday, May 31st, 2020 3:00pm (CT)


Online service – Cesar Chavez Initiative  


As we reflect on the life and work of Cesar Chavez today, we can't help but be reminded of his words:

“History will judge societies and governments — and their institutions — not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.”

Chavez spent his life advocating for the rights of farm workers, who now today are yet again facing tremendous hardships in the midst of a global pandemic. Farm workers and domestic workers, many of whom are immigrant laborers, are living paycheck to paycheck, some anxious of deportation or becoming infected, many without sick leave or health insurance. 

Go to the webpage of the organization that Cesar Chavez founded United Farm Worker  https://ufw.org/  and read to learn of them.  Select three actions and/or campaigns to participate in by writing, signing, or social media.  Take action in these three ways and document what you did.  Learning to write legislators is a practical lifetime skill which helps democracy work properly.

One hour of community service credit.


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Belen Cabrera-Sanchez wrote on April 3rd, 2020

I sent letters for these three issues and shared on Facebook.

1)Tell your Congressional reps farm workers deserve overtime

2)ACT NOW: Bipartisan bill for farm worker immigration could soon head to Congress’ floor

3)This toxic pesticide threatens our food