Eva Longoria attends Tribeca Talks: After the Movie: Food Chains
Eva Longoria Says The Achievements By Cesar Chavez Have Been Dismantled
By Cristina Arreola | 04/28/2014 - 15:47

Actress and political activist Eva Longoria discussed Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and more at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this past weekend. 


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Farmers Oppose Bill That Force Them to E-Verify Workers
Farmers Oppose Bill That Forces E-Verification of Migrant Workers
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45

Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers.  According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires. 


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Richard Chavez
United Farm Workers Founder Richard Chavez Dead at 81
By Adriana Rivera | 07/28/2011 - 14:45

Richard Chavez, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), died Wednesday at the age of 81 due to complications from surgery at Bakersfield Hospital.

Chavez was born in November 1929 at his family’s farm near Yuma, Ariz. And became a migrant farm worker during the Great Depression. In the early 1960s, he left farm work to help his brother Cesar Chavez organize a union for farm workers.


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Interview with an Icon: Dolores Huerta on Cesar Chavez
By Angie Romero | 09/02/2010 - 12:00

As the President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta is a living legend. She is treasured by the Latino community, but she is also internationally recognized for her role in promoting social justice. We chatted with her about her partnership with another icon of social justice: Cesar Chavez:

You’re a hero to so many people. Who are some of your personal heroes?


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