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Tuesday was Cesar Chavez Day

Posted at 7:00 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 22:00:02-04

Tuesday was Cesar Chavez Day: it is observed every year on March 31st in the United States.

Chavez became active with the community service organization which helped fight racial and economic discrimination against Chicano residents. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in the early 1960's. He focused on the plight of migrant farm-workers and gained enough support to have his organization be the first successful farm-workers' union in the United States.

23ABC spoke with Dolores Huerta about the importance of it during these times.

"I think that it is very timely that Cesar's birthday is here with this important time in our lives to kind of remind us of who farm workers are and what they do for us."

Huerta said they want to continue to carry on his legacy by supporting and fighting for the rights of farm-workers.

Governor Gavin Newsom took some time Tuesday during his news briefing to pay respect to the leadership of Chavez, calling him one of the great leaders of California