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Gallego on César Chávez Day

March 31, 2015
Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – On March 31st we celebrate César Chávez’ Day. Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“Today we celebrate the life and teachings of César Chávez, a civil rights leader whose work changed the lives of millions and continues to make an impact today.

“César Chávez is an inspiration and an example to follow. He knew that change takes courage, hard work, and sacrifice. And that the fight for social justice and equality is always a fight worth having.”

“Chávez’ fight for a better environment and living wage for farmworkers started the movement for social justice and equality for Latinos in the United States. And today, his spirit is alive and well across the country: in the picket lines, in fasting, in protests but also in service. Today we celebrate his legacy and life, and recommit ourselves to continuing his work.”