March for FarmworkersSan Francisco Bay Area 09 Sep 2004 03:17 GMT
The California Highway Patrol is stepping up their harassment of Central Valley farmworkers. Check points have been set up, at the height of the harvest season, on roads frequented by farm workers. The CHP asks the driver for car registration documents. If the driver can’t provide the documentation the car is confiscated and the farmworker is forced to pay to get the car out of storage. The cost is often hundreds of dollars, several weeks wages. To fight this injustice, the leaders of the farm workers community are organizing a march denouncing the check points. We must unite in this effort to stop the unwarranted check points and to pressure on Governor Schwarzenegger to sign SB 1160 to grant licenses for all. The march will begin at 5 pm on Friday, September 10th in front of the Meadowbrook apartment at 683 N. Haney in Reedley and will end at the DMV in Reedley.