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First Lady Jill Biden to meet with farmworkers at The 40 Acres in Delano Wednesday – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-03-30 22:41:46 –

Delano, CA (KFSN)-For the first time since her husband took office, US first lady Dr. Jill Biden will visit Central California on Wednesday.

Maria Seha, who lives in Delano, learned about it on Facebook.

She was surprised.

“From there someone came to Delano and it was exciting to know that it was a small town and an agricultural area,” Seja said.

“When we see the White House’s first lady coming to a small city like Delano, we talk a lot about the focus of agricultural workers on the Biden administration,” said Brian Osorio, mayor of Delano.

The White House said Dr. Jill Biden will meet with agricultural workers to visit the 40-acre vaccination site, the former headquarters of the trade union founded by the labor movement leader and civil rights symbol Cesar Chavez. It was.

Mayor Osorio will participate.

“In my understanding, Dr. Jill Biden will not only talk to the farmers, but will also attend the vaccine clinic,” Osorio said.

“I think it’s a testimony to social justice and focuses on vaccinated agricultural workers.”

UFW and other organizations have hosted agricultural worker vaccination clinics on 40 acres over the past three weeks.

Board member Connie Perez Andreessen said he would like to have it on Wednesday to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday, the day of action.

“Because I know this place, I have vaccinated more than 1,000 farmers every weekend. They have been here for decades and it worked,” said Perez Andreessen. ..

Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife will join Dr. Biden at an event scheduled to begin around 2:30 pm.

Over 300 vaccines will be given to farmers on Wednesday afternoon.

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