Honoring Cesar Chavez

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Honor Cesar Chavez

For many, Cesar Chavez is a pre-eminent figure in U.S. history. His work to unionize farmworkers and to raise their voices for decent wages and working conditions earned him a posthumous Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton.

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp with his image. Schools, parks, and streets are named in his honor. His living legacy to all Americans is that a community united in raising educational, economic, social and civic life for all residents is vital to keep our beautiful country the leader of the free world.

We ask Mayor Betsy Price to join us in celebrating this exemplary American. We request that she share the spirit of Cesar Chavez of Si Se Puede (“Yes We Can”) by supporting this noble effort to name part of Interstate 35 the Cesar Chavez Memorial Highway. Freedom lovers will cheer.

— Deanna Madrid, Cesar Chavez Committee, Fort Worth

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