For those of you that don't know, Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (Now known as the United Farm Workers) and whose efforts led to improvements for union laborers.
For a better idea of who he was and what he did check this video out...
THE ISSUEPresident Obama once stated, “Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it.” Urge President Obama to declare a Cesar Chavez National Day of Service so Americans can honor the legacy of this civil rights and farm labor icon.
ABOUT THE PETITIONCesar Chavez rose from grinding poverty, prejudice and abuse as a migrant farm worker to begin the first successful farm workers’ union in American history. Senator Robert F. Kennedy even called Cesar Chavez “one of the heroic figures of our time.” He led farm workers in strikes, marches and protests. Millions rallied to La Causa, the cause, by boycotting grapes and other products. He fasted for nonviolence and against toxic pesticides.
FULL PETITION TEXTDear President Obama,
I’m writing you today to show my support in creating a Cesar Chavez National Day of Service. By successfully organizing the poorest of the poor, Cesar Chavez gave hope and pride to generations of Latinos. He also inspired millions of other Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to strive for social justice.
I urge President Obama to declare a Cesar Chavez National Day of Service so Americans can honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
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