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Tony Tribute - CHIRLA

In Memory of Antonio (Tony) Bernabé


For more than two decades, Antonio “Tony” Bernabé fought for the rights of workers and immigrants like himself. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 1990, he began as a laborer. Almost immediately, he began to organize people. He reached out to hundreds of people: fellow laborers, domestic workers, legislators, families, allies in the movement. In 1997, Tony joined CHIRLA as an organizer and worked his way to organizing director.

As an immigrant, day laborer, and family man, Tony experienced the fight for immigrant rights in his bones. His life’s dream was to see inclusive and fair immigration reform become a reality in this country. On January 20, 2021, Tony took his last breaths as President Biden adopted measures to protect immigrants, including signing executive orders and introducing a new legalization bill.  

To honor Tony's legacy, we ask you to donate to the Bernabé Family Fund

100 percent of donations go directly to the Bernabé family.