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Oct 2, 2012
Press Release


Washington D.C.:  Chairman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX 20) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s establishment of César Estrada Chávez National Monument in Keene, California. 

Chairman Charles Gonzalez:
“César Chávez is an American hero and I’m so glad his legacy is being honored with this monument. The monument has an even more special meaning since site was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the Chávez family home.

Chavez’s vision and leadership at UFW was not just important for the Hispanic community, but rather, Chavez was champion for the living wage and the dignity due to all workers. Anyone facing adversity and speaking truth to power can find inspiration in his story.

His courage and dedication proved to all Americans that when we work together, we can accomplish extraordinary things.”