Many thousands of farm workers will lead the resistance to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies by staging marches organized by the United Farm Workers and other farm worker organizations around Cesar Chavez’s March 31 birthday in 16 mostly rural communities—most of which backed Trump—across California, Texas and Washington state, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada. Most take place on Sunday, April 2.
Rural and agricultural counties voted heavily for Trump during last year’s presidential election. But field laborers whose toil supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to America and much of the world will be marching against the Trump immigration agenda carrying “We feed you” banners and signs in California’s Central Valley and Central Coast, South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and Washington state’s Yakima Valley.
Farm workers who are undocumented or have family members without legal papers express genuine fear over Trump plans to target all undocumented immigrants for deportation. But thousands of them will nevertheless mobilize to resist threats from the new administration and stand up for themselves while marking what would have been the iconic farm labor and civil rights leader’s 90th birthday.
Won't you join them?
#VivaCesarChavez #Resist #WeFeedYou #SiSePuede
UFW led April 2 Cesar Chavez Resist Trump Marches
Calexico CA: April 1, 10 am 313 W 2ndSt Calexico CA, 92231
Click here to download the tool kit telling you how to put together your own march/rally and other activities you can do to help.
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Join the march virtually with this downloadable march sign
Download and print this sign and carry it as you march.
If you don't have a march near you, take a picture of yourself holding the sign and post it on your social media channels with the message: President Trump: Who will feed America? Farm workers deserve better. #Resist #WeFeedYou
Thunderclap is a powerful platform that helps people be heard by saying something together, at the same moment. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the chatter of Twitter and Facebook.
On Cesar's March 31st birthday, help us broadcast his message of helping the people who labor to feed us.
Then on March 31, at 9 am PST, the below message and photo will broadcast to your Twitter and/or Facebook feed (you get to choose which or if you do both). It also goes out at the same time on the feeds of everyone who signed up.
Viva #CesarChavez! April 2, farmworkers march & ask Trump, Who will feed America? Join virtually #WeFeedYou #Resist
On April 2 farm workers are marching to resist Trump in honor of Cesar Chavez.