Hoyer Statement on the Anniversary of César Chávez's 84th Birthday

Washington, DC—House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the anniversary of civil rights activist César Chávez's 84th birthday:

“Today, America honors the pioneering labor leader César Chávez on what would have been his 84th birthday. Chávez spent his life fighting for the rights and dignity of Latino farmworkers and the underprivileged. He is rightly remembered as one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century. We can honor his legacy by carrying forward the principles for which he worked so hard: workers’ right to organize, fair and safe labor conditions, freedom from racial discrimination, and opportunity for all Americans.”

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