Legal Aid lawyer proposes Maryland establish Cesar Chavez Day

cesarchavezMaryland Legal Aid Farmworker Program supervising attorney Daniela Dwyer promoted her idea to make March 31 “Cesar Chavez Day” in Maryland on two media outlets: WPFW-FM in Washington and in an op-ed in the Baltimore Chronicle. Dwyer was a guest last week on WPFW-FM’s Latino Media Collective. In her op-ed, Dwyer said the the influence of Chavez (left, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America) extended far beyond the West Coast. Yet more than 15 years after Chavez’ death, “the vast majority of farmworkers in Maryland face harsh living and working conditions, both of which remain largely dictated by their employers,” Dwyer wrote.

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