More than 300 people marched from Southside Park to the state Capitol this morning, calling on politicians to implement "common sense immigration reform."
The demonstration was organized to commemorate the work of labor leader Cesar Chavez, whose birthday was March 31. But this year, the issue on people's minds was clearly immigration.
"We want legalization and a stop to deportation," said Eric Alfaro, president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the group that organized the event.
Sacramento-area politicians, including Assemblymembers Roger Dickinson and Richard Pan, joined in to support the marchers.
"Si se puede (yes we can)," Dickinson shouted forcefully to a roaring crowd.
The group was to return to Southside Park for a rally in the afternoon.
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