2. Farm Worker’s Association
In 1952, Cesar Chavez started working for the San Jose chapter of the Community Services Organization (CSO), which strove to get more people voting and to fight discrimination. However, it had long been his dream to organize farm workers so on his 36th birthday in 1962, he quit the CSO and used his life savings to launch the Farm Worker’s Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).