"March in Support of Migrant Workers," Des Moines Register, March 20, 1969.

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Title

"March in Support of Migrant Workers," Des Moines Register, March 20, 1969.

Description

Iowa LULAC councils, labor unions, and migrant agencies marched in Des Moines to press for passage of migrant worker bills pending in the Iowa legislature. Fifteen hundred activists marched in Des Moines in March 1969. This type of collective action pressured legislators to pass the migrant housing and migrant child labor bills and was an effective strategy for raising awareness in Iowa of the needs of Mexican American workers within its own borders.

Source

Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Description

Iowa LULAC councils, labor unions, and migrant agencies marched in Des Moines to press for passage of migrant worker bills pending in the Iowa legislature. Fifteen hundred activists marched in Des Moines in March 1969. This type of collective action pressured legislators to pass the migrant housing and migrant child labor bills and was an effective strategy for raising awareness in Iowa of the needs of Mexican American workers within its own borders.

Type

Newspaper Clipping

Source

Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Subject

Citation

“"March in Support of Migrant Workers," Des Moines Register, March 20, 1969.,” Migration is Beautiful, accessed June 19, 2024, https://migration.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/25201.