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Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House
Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House

WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with her grandfather, Cesar Chavez, the activist whose campaign to organize farmworkers still inspires today’s Latino leaders. As deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement, Rodriguez runs Obama’s organizing efforts in support of immigration reform, and supervises Latino outreach. On Monday -- Cesar Chavez Day in California, Colorado and Texas -- she's to speak at a White House event honoring her grandfather’s...

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