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Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041211

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001

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¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa

¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa

(p.232) ¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa
The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Janet Weaver

University of Illinois Press

This chapter explores how Mexican Americans in Iowa supported the national boycott of California table grapes in the 1960s while concurrently fighting for the rights of Tejano migrant workers employed seasonally in Iowa’s agricultural industry. Their advocacy for legislative change through community-based coalitions illuminates the collaborative efforts of members of organizations such as migrant agencies, unions, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in securing passage of Iowa’s first migrant worker legislation.

Keywords:   Iowa, Grape boycott, LULAC, Mexican Americans, Picketing, Cesar Chavez, Legislation, Harold Hughes, John Terronez, Migrant workers

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