Activist Strategies

Activism is taking action, cutting an issue, and attacking it. The Chicano Movement, whether worldwide or local, took several steps and different plans of attack to turn a people ready for change into a movement. With the upstart of La Raza Unida from its parent organization, MAYO, political action often acted as the face of the movement. Mexicanos ran for office, voted, and took part in the political landscape in their community and their country. Through these polls and political seats, members of the Chicano Movement implemented Public Services in order to better their every day lives. The following pages highlight some of the more important or groundbreaking aspects to the strategic aspect of the Chicano Movement.


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