Senator Boxer: Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
2013-03-29 17:31:51
News from Barbara Boxer, United States Senator from California Dear Friend: On Sunday, March 31st, we will celebrate C�sar Ch�vez Day and the 86th birthday of the late, great American labor leader.�� For a schedule of Ch�vez Day events in your area, please go to: action.ufw.org/page/event/search_simple/. C�sar Ch�vez was born on March 31, 1927, on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona.� When his family lost the farm during the Great Depression and moved to California, C�sar at age 10 became a migrant farm worker, laboring in fields and vineyards.� In 1946 he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the western Pacific. C�sar Ch�vez�s early experiences gave him the determination to create an organization to protect farm workers.� This organization developed into the United Farm Workers, the largest farm workers union in U.S. history.� As union president, Ch�vez worked to promote fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits, and decent working conditions.� Though the fight for fairness and justice continues, thousands of farm workers today are able to live their lives with respect, dignity, and a decent wage. � C�sar died in 1993 and became the second Mexican-American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.� In 2009, Congress passed my bill to rename a San Diego post office in his honor. And last October, President Obama established the C�sar E. Ch�vez National Monument in Keene, California, at C�sar�s home and final resting place (to read more, please go to: boxer.senate.gov/en/press/releases/100112.cfm). As we celebrate C�sar Ch�vez Day, let us always remember his call for unity, equality, and justice for all Americans: S�, se puede � yes, we can. Sincerely, Barbara Boxer United States Senator


March 29, 2013

Dear Friend:

On Sunday, March 31st, we will celebrate C�sar Ch�vez Day and the 86th birthday of the late, great American labor leader.   For a schedule of Ch�vez Day events in your area, click
C�sar Ch�vez was born on March 31, 1927, on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona.  When his family lost the farm during the Great Depression and moved to California, C�sar at age 10 became a migrant farm worker, laboring in fields and vineyards.  In 1946 he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the western Pacific.

C�sar Ch�vez�s early experiences gave him the determination to create an organization to protect farm workers.  This organization developed into the United Farm Workers, the largest farm workers union in U.S. history.  As union president, Ch�vez worked to promote fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits, and decent working conditions.  Though the fight for fairness and justice continues, thousands of farm workers today are able to live their lives with respect, dignity, and a decent wage.  

C�sar died in 1993 and became the second Mexican-American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.  In 2009, Congress passed my bill to rename a San Diego post office in his honor. And last October, President Obama established the C�sar E. Ch�vez National Monument in Keene, California, at C�sar�s home and final resting place (to read more, click
As we celebrate C�sar Ch�vez Day, let us always remember his call for unity, equality, and justice for all Americans: S�, se puede � yes, we can.

 


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