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Sacramento County Approves Cesar Chavez Resolution

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Chavez, who died in 1993, formed the United Farm Workers of America and led strikes and boycotts to win union contracts.
Supervisor Phil Serna sponsored the resolution. Serna's father Joe was Sacramento's first Latino mayor and a close ally of Cesar Chavez.
Serna became emotional as he read the resolution at today's Board of Supervisors meeting. 
"…and whereas during another fast in 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona Cesar Chavez, who accepted a life of voluntary-poverty, coined the phrase "Si, se puede" "Yes it can be done," reflecting…excuse me, reflecting his conviction that you only fail by giving up the non-violent fight."  
Today's resolution comes in advance of Saturday's annual march commemorating Chavez's birthday. It'll start in West Sacramento and end at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th and J Streets, across from Sacramento City Hall. 
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