NPT Capitol: Chavez on Chávez
César Chávez’s Legacy To Be Honored
Public invited to honor Texas United Farm Workers Movement and UFW President Arturo Rodriguez
WHAT: Reception & Fundraiser honoring the Texas United Farm workers Movement
WHEN: Monday, March 30th, 2009
WHERE: Westgate Bldg, 25th, 1122 Colorado
TIME: 500PM – 800PM
WHO: The public is invited
AUSTIN – State Rep. Norma Chávez is inviting the public to a reception honoring Arturo Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and life of César Chávez on Monday, March 30th as part of the César Chávez Texas holiday activities. César Chávez was born March 31st.
” César E. Chávez, dedicated the majority of his life to defending the rights of farm workers and is known as the most prominent figure of the Chicano Civil Rights movement,” said Rep. Chávez.
“This is a historic time for our nation, we have the opportunity to live and develop a ‘Si Se Puede!’ attitude that benefits farm workers, immigration and Latinos in Texas and throughout the country. This is our time to realize our hope, dreams and aspirations for our community,” said Arturo Rodriguez.
Rodriguez continues to build the union César Chávez founded into a powerful voice for immigrant workers by increasing its membership and advocating for legislation on immigration reform and worker rights.
Founded in 1962 by César Chávez, the UFW is the nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation. Its vision is to provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society’s bounty. It is currently active in 10 states.
Rep. Chávez filed HR 897 to pay tribute to the life of César Chávez by recognizing March 31st to April 23rd, 2009, as César Chávez Farmworker Appreciation Month and encourages all Texans to reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of this inspiring humanitarian.