Monday, March 30, 2009
Sacramento Cesar Chavez march
More than 700 labor activists and youth marched through downtown Sacramento, California on Sat, March 28, in honor of Cesar Chavez and to demand passage of the Employee Free Choice Act and a fair immigration proposal.
California and 6 other states recognize and celebrate a Cesar Chavez holiday for workers on the anniversary of his death, March 31. The Sacramento event was organized by LACLAA ( Labor Council on Latin American Advancement), with the participation of dozens of additional unions and community groups including the Sacramento Progressive Alliance, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America.
After demonstrating for passage of the EFJA at the Federal Building, the marchers continued on to Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento.
See Cesar Chavez: Presente at http://www.choosingdemocracy.blogspot.com