Central Valley & Central Coast farm workers send a message to Donald Trump on inauguration day
Hundreds of California farm workers in Lamont and Salinas are organizing peaceful protests today, sending a message to Donald J. Trump 3,000 miles away on inauguration day.
Farm workers will form a human billboard line in Lamont while fellow workers join hands with one another around Closter Park in Salinas—all demonstrating they are united and prepared to fight an incoming anti-immigrant administration.
Trump used bigoted and harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric before mostly all-white crowds throughout his presidential campaign, proposing construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border plus deporting millions of undocumented residents.
United Farm Workers leaders will join farm workers and supporters at the protests to remind Trump that farm workers feed him and the nation, that they're here to stay and that they refuse to live in the shadows of fear.
Who: Farm workers and supporters with signs and black-eagle UFW flags.
What: Protests to show unity and send a message to Donald Trump that farm workers feed the nation and the world, and they refuse to be forced to live in fear.
When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Lamont. 3:30 p.m. in Salinas.
Where: 10415 Main St., Lamont, Calif. 93241 (on the front side walk).
Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas, Calif. 93905