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Presidential Candidate, Julián Castro, visits Delano

Posted at 5:33 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 20:33:13-04

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — Presidential candidate Julián Castro visited Delano on Friday to announce his latest plan to ensure equality for who he calls the people that feed America, farmworkers.

Castro former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development visited the historical landmark Forty Acres.

Forty Acres is known for its part in the farmworker movement and its famous leader Cesar Chavez on the heels of his latest plan that would support farmworkers.

"We have so much more to do when it comes to protecting the rights of farmworkers and making sure they get decent pay, they have good working conditions and good housing," Castro said. "Yesterday I released a plan to protect workers with a special focus on farmworkers and domestic workers."

The plan states it will include farmworkers in labor and employment law protections that farmworkers are not included in and enforce strict health and safety regulations.

Castro met with Anthony Chavez, the son of farmworker activist Cesar Chavez.

"We honor the legacy of those who have come before and pledge to make sure that we do our part in the years to come," Castro said. "We will continue their struggle and the fight so everybody is able to earn a good wage and provide for their families. "

To read Castros full plan justice for farmworkers be sure to follow this link.