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Anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s Hunger Strike

May 11
Published: June 5, 2023

In 1972, Chavez fasted for 25 days in protest of an Arizona law banning the right of farm workers to strike, boycott or organize. The fast and the resulting UFW (United Farm Workers)-sponsored grassroots campaign transformed politics in the heavily Latinx state, leading to the election of Latinx governors and legislative representatives. It was through this campaign that the phrase “Si, Se Puede” was first coined and used as a rallying cry.


Ready, Set, Grow!

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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).