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The article on the left side discusses the politics behind water distribution in California. The writers explain the power growers/corporations had to monopolize the irrigation system in California. The article on the right explains that King County was one of the poorest cities in the state of California. Furthermore, they stated that there was high unemployment among farm workers and that they did not receive unemployment insurance. The images included were taken during a week-long march in an effort to encourage politicians to address the poverty rate in King County.
Water subsidy, water, Friant-Kern canal, United States Department of the interior Bureau of Reclamation, electric rates, growers, Indio, California, Pixel Irrigation District, Delano Earlimart Irrigation District, California Farmers, farm workers, hunger, King County, San Joaquin Valley, poor, United Farm Workers Organization Committee, United Farm Workers Union, UFW, children, dependents
El Malcriado Newspaper Collection
Archives & Special Collections of California State University, Monterey Bay
"Water Subsidy & Hunger in Kings County: Subsidio de Agua y Hambre en el Condado de Kings" (1970). Subjects. 70.