House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on César Chávez Day, which is March 31:
“As we mark the anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s birth, I join in celebrating the legacy of a civil rights giant who raised the voices of millions who were not being heard. In his work at the helm of the United Farm Workers and throughout a life spent fighting injustice and discrimination facing Hispanics and many other Americans, Chavez set an example of true courage in the face of adversity.
“All Americans are better off today because of Cesar Chavez’s relentless determination to ensure that our nation lives up to its founding principles. May his memory always guide us forward toward a more equal, more just, and more perfect union.”