IN THE NATION OF TEXAS & A FEW OTHER STATES
As a worker in the education system as well as being a Christian advocate of nonviolence and Christian justice, I am appalled by the move by the Texas State Board of Education to remove Chavez from history books.
I side with the UNITED FARM WORKERS in their push to make this day a nationally recognized holiday.
Here is an excerpt from President Obama, calling on Congress to recognize this peaceful resister:
“There is no doubt that Cesar Chavez is the most widely known Latino civil rights leader. Inspired by Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Chavez’s courageous non-violent fight for farm workers through boycotts, strikes, fasts, and rousing speeches led to pesticide-protective clothes, rest periods, clean drinking water, and other basic rights.
For more, see this link: HERE.
For more on Cesar Chavez, see the Cesar Chavez Holiday Coalition linked.
Please sign the petition to make this a federally paid holiday:
- Obama, Rep. Baca, and United Farm Workers Back National Cesar Chavez Holiday (news.change.org)
- UTEP urged to bring back Cesar Chavez day as holiday (chron.com)
- César Chávez: the non-violent revolutionary (redglitterx.wordpress.com)