Do we want to sacrifice opportunity for the majority of Californians so those at the top of the economic ladder and some of the most powerful corporations do not have to make any sacrifices at all?
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We draw inspiration for the March for California's Future from the famous marches for justice in the 1960s and particularly the 1966 march from Delano to Sacramento by Cesar Chavez and the UFW.
If I have learned anything during this March for California's Future, it is that people in the San Joaquin Valley have lost their faith and their hope along with their jobs and homes.
In California, we're "swatting the kids" with cuts to education, cuts to health care and by closing the doors of opportunity for poor children as more and more of them are born into poverty.
Immigration advocates had better beware. The immigration bill (if it really comes to passage) will be battered beyond recognition if its advocates in Congress don't sell it aggressively to the public at large.
As we work to build a brighter future, we must not forget the past. That is why the March for California's Future is fighting to preserve California's great historic parks.
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