Assemblymember Medina Honors Legacy of Cesar Chavez

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) proudly celebrates the legacy of Cesar Chavez and emphasizes the importance of honoring his contributions to California and the nation.

“His selfless dedication for farm workers and worker rights is a monumental legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come,” said Medina. “He strengthened efforts of farm workers to have the same dignity and rights of other workers in America.”

Cesar Chavez, the legendary founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW), was born on March 31, 1927. To honor his compassionate service, the State Legislature passed a measure over a decade ago that designated March 31st a state holiday.

Cesar Chavez led by example and there are many Californians whose lives are immeasurably better because of his work. As well, he inspired others to follow in his footsteps.

For more information about Cesar Chavez and his historic place in California’s history, click on the link http://youtu.be/kLgwTQoCBxk, also available in Spanish: http://youtu.be/tschPn4qhKA.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.