Community Priest

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print August 2018 | ISBN: 9781469643311
Published online May 2019 | e-ISBN: 9781469643335
Community Priest

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This chapter specifically reveals Fr. Olivares’ involvement with UNO as a community priest. He led the signature action that focused on discriminatory auto insurance rates in East Los Angeles. Olivares led and was the key voice of the committee to pressure the auto insurance companies to rescind their discriminatory rates. UNO had mass meetings with representatives of the companies to pressure them. As the key voice of UNO on this issue, Fr. Olivares became a well-known figure in the media. After two years of struggle, UNO finally forced the companies to establish fairer rates in East Los Angeles.

Keywords: community priest; UNO; auto insurance rates; media; East Los Angeles

Chapter.  18551 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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