Tuesday, April 5, 2011

House honors César Chávez’s legacy

State Reps. Luis Moscoso and Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney celebrated the life of César Chávez and honored his legacy with House Resolution 4647, adopted last Friday by the Washington State House of Representatives.

“I was a teen in the ‘60s when I first heard about César Chávez,” said Moscoso. "César’s belief in non-violence and his dedication to the poor and to workers had a great influence on me; his faith in humanity gave me the strength to persevere in the struggles of our times.”

In the other Washington, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring March 31st as César Chávez Day, saying that “Chávez’s legacy provides lessons from which all Americans can learn.”

“César Chávez is a hero, not only for farm workers but for all workers who deserve to be recognized for their important contributions, and who merit dignity for the diverse—and often hard—work they carry out every day,” said State Rep. Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney.

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