Monday, March 31, 2008

Cesar Chavez Day

He would have been 81 today -- Cesar Chavez, an organizer of farmworkers, some of the most marginalized people living and working in the United States, and a hero to those who believe nonviolence can change the world. The United Farmworkers is pushing for legislation to make his birthday a national holiday. It's already a state holiday in California, Texas, Arizona, and several other states. Senator Barak Obama called for making March 31 a national holiday in a statement issued today.

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman interviewed United Farmworker co-founder Dolores Huerta today. You can find the transcript here.

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