Friday, July 19, 2024

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “Honoring the Memory of My Grandfather, César E. Chávez”

On [Monday, October 8th], the President traveled to Keene, California to honor the memory of César Estrada Chávez, by designating the property at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz as a National Monument. Although César Chavez was one of my heroes, he was also my grandfather which made [Monday’s] dedication so moving and powerful. La […]

President Obama to Announce the Establishment of the César Chávez National Monument

President Obama will travel to Keene, California on October 8th to announce the establishment of the César Chávez National Monument on the property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz. The location chosen is recognized worldwide for its historic link to civil rights leader César Chávez and the farm worker movement, and it is […]

Colbert and UFW Encourage Immigration Foes to “Take Our Jobs”

Jumping into the fray of the immigration debate, TV tongue-in-cheek pundit Stephen Colbert is partnering with the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) to challenge assertions that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from American workers. The “Take Our Jobs” campaign offers U.S. citizens an opportunity to apply for and fill the thousands of agricultural jobs that […]