LUPE staff and members would like to extend our gratitude to the many individuals who worked so hard making the 9th Annual Cesar Chavez March such a huge success.
Thank you to those individuals and organizations that donated toward the march expenses, including Judge Noé Gonzalez, Judge Leticia Lopez, Cynthia Vargas of PAC Insurance, State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Peace and Justice Community, Attorney Richard Flores and Mirtala Rodriguez, Sergio Valdez, Eudocio Salinas, JP Jesse Morales, Humberto Garza, Proyecto Azteca, Call to Action – RGV, South Texas Civil Rights Project, People for Peace and Justice, State Rep. Armando Martinez, Mayor Norberto Salinas, State Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., A.C. Cuellar, Attorney Robert Puente, First City Loan, Steven Cruz, Geovani Hernandez, Gustavo Ruiz, Student/Farmworker Alliance, Norma A. Herrera, Alfred Dabrowski, Javier Gonzalez, Ismael Melendez, Junior’s Super Market of San Juan, Chelly’s Cookout, Richard’s Pharmacy, Aaron’s Rental, Judge Aida Salinas Flores, and Mayor of San Juan San Juanita Sanchez.
Thank you to the student and youth organizations and individuals that helped in various tasks, including the Mexican American Studies Club at UTPA, Phi Iota Alpha, Omega Delta Phi, Cosecha Voices, Andrew Eler, Anne-Marie Ramirez Huff, Xavier Gonzalez and Valerie Celis. Special thanks to LUPE youth member Lily Serrano, who coordinated the youth activities after the march.
Thank you to our many speakers as well as each organization of the Equal Voice Network, who share in our unending commitment to a better world.
Major thanks go to the committee of LUPE members who helped plan the event, Maria Casares, the members that helped create the UFW flags, members who helped fundraise for the raffle, the musicians that shared their beautiful and lively music, the staff members of LUPE that helped and, last but not least, Maria Gomez, who with her experience and support facilitated our work. We could not have done it without you.
And of course every single person who marched, chanted, rallied, and employed your voice and presencia in the continued movement for farm worker and immigrant justice.