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Central Coast vegetable workers march to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday in Salinas

Posted: 4:10 PM, Mar 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-31 19:14:31-04

Hundreds of Central Coast vegetable, mushroom and berry workers marched alongside United Farm Workers in Salinas to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday and support creating the Blue Cards bill.

The bill would let immigrant farm workers permanently remain in the U.S. by continuing their work in agriculture.

Earlier this month, Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019 . The act hopes to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits and security for immigrants working in agriculture.

On Sunday Representative Salud Carbajal tweeted he is co-sponsoring a bill to recognize March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day in honor of his accomplishments and legacy.