Join the Fight for a Cesar Chavez National Holiday
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Join the Fight for a Cesar Chavez National Holiday

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      UNITED FARM WORKERS NATIONAL UNION AFL-CIO

Cesar Chavez's March 31 birthday is celebrated as a holiday in ten states -- AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, NM, RI, TX, UT and WI. On March 1, Representative Joe Baca (D-CA) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would establish the fourth Friday of every March to be observed as "Cesar E. Chavez Day." 

The United Farm Workers and the Cesar Chavez Foundation are supporting the grassroots efforts of the Cesar Chavez National Holiday Coalition and Representative Baca. 

Cesar was, in Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s words, "one of the heroic figures of our time." He led the historic non-violent movement for farm worker rights and dedicated himself to building a movement of poor working people that extended beyond the fields and into cities and towns across the nation.

He inspired farm workers and millions of people who never worked on a farm to commit themselves to social, economic and civil rights activism. Cesar’s legacy, like the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., continues to educate, inspire and empower people from all walks of life. He is a role model for all Americans and for generations to come.

Please help us ensure all Americans learn about Cesar's life and work. Join the United Farm Workers, the Cesar Chavez Foundation and the Cesar Chavez National Holiday Coalition in asking Congress to designate March 31, Cesar's birthday and the day the UFW was founded, as Cesar Chavez Day.

Sign the petition today and ensure Cesar's legacy is recognized and celebrated throughout our nation with a federal paid holiday and a day of service and learning in our public schools.

Si Se Puede!

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    • lisa dirden BAKERSFIELD, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      My father Daniel Valles was one of his body guards he served with mike Ibarra and several of his other friends. I really hope this gets recognized

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      I SUPPORT YOU CHAVEZ!!!!!

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    • Adela Dalto NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Si podemos si estamos unidos. Echale ganas!

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I would also like to see the "International Day of Peace" declared a national holiday. I feel that we need to celebrate both a hero of the oppressed, and to put world peace in our mindset. Currently, only war and greed are celebrated in America...

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