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Cesar Chavez

Insurance Plan For Farm Workers Falls Short Of Obamacare Rules

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two landmark liberal health care achievements are on a collision course in California, and the result could be higher costs for taxpayers. Years ago, legendary activist Cesar Chavez helped create the first health insurance plan for farm workers who toiled for meager wages in California’s fields. The […]

May 27, 2014

Cesar Chavez’s Legacy Is At Work In The White House

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Barack Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with her grandfather, Cesar Chavez, whose campaign to organize […]

April 1, 2014

Two Versions Of Cesar Chavez Come To Light In New Film, Book

By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — At least 25 streets and 46 schools are named in his honor, but many young people know little about Cesar Chavez, who in life was a polarizing figure, most famous for the successful series of marches, fasts and strikes he led on behalf of mostly immigrant […]

March 25, 2014