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. 1,500 activists marched in Des Moines in February 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.
- How did this protest fight for migrants' human rights?
- What did this type of collective action do for the migrants?
"March in Support of Migrant Workers," The Des Moines Register, February 1969. Courtesy of Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa