DELANO, CA (KMJ) — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Delano on Wednesday, March 31.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrived at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield.
She was also joined by Governor Gavin Newsom, Rep. Jim Costa, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas).
Dr. Jill Biden @FLOTUS and Governor @GavinNewsom have now arrived at the Forty Acres in Delano for Cesar Chavez day. This is the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America, co-founded by Chavez. pic.twitter.com/Oa5sUObpDA
— Marie Edinger KMPH (@MarieEdinger) March 31, 2021
The First Lady will participate in a Day of Action with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern County, and Kern Medical Center.
That site is now a National Historic Landmark, preserving the farm workers’ movement.
Today we celebrated César Chávez day with @FLOTUS at The Forty Acres in Delano – the place where he began his 25 day fast.
Right now, it’s a vaccination site for farmworkers. We’re meeting people where they are as we continue the fight for equality that César Chávez began. pic.twitter.com/PMUaUnW5XO
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) March 31, 2021
It also serves as the headquarters for United Farm Workers of America.
FOX 26 reporter Marie Edinger said Julie Rodriguez, the Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs traveling with FLOTUS, is the granddaughter of Cesar Chavez.