CNN: Blue state, red valley: In this part of California, a new generation is more woke than ever

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Harvesting Wheat by Hand

At Calwa Park's El Dorado Taqueria, Celedon orders mangonadas for herself and two of her closest allies: Amparo Cid and Aida Macedo. The three women slurp their mango drinks laced with chamoy and chile-lime salt and reflect on the things that inspire their activism.

Cid and Macedo, both 34, are young lawyers who left more politically comfortable environments in San Francisco and Los Angeles to devote their energies to the Central Valley.

"There are so many Calwas in California," Cid says. "People here have been kept down for so long."