Co-chair Carlos Santana Helps Kick Off Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday Campaign

    LOS ANGELES, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 
      WHO:    Carlos Santana, GRAMMY(R) Award winning musician and National
              Co-Chair of the Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday effort
              Hon. Richard Polanco, Former CA State Senate Majority Leader and
              author of Cesar E. Chavez state holiday bill
              Hon. Richard Alarcon, Los Angeles City Councilmember (District 7)
              Hon. Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Councilmember (District 14)*
              Evelina Alarcon, Exec., Director, Cesar E. Chavez National
              Holiday
              Antonio Gonzalez, President of South West Voter Registration and
              Education Project (SWVREP)
              Christine Chavez, Grand-daughter of Cesar E. Chavez
              Elected officials, Labor & supporters of a National Cesar Chavez
              Holiday
              * invited, to be confirmed
 
     WHEN:    Wednesday, March 26 at 9:00 AM
 
     WHERE:   Pico House
              430 N. Main Street
              Los Angeles, CA 90012
              Exact Location: Inside the home
 
     WHAT:    Press conference where leaders representing the Cesar Chavez
              national holiday coalition will announce the nationwide events
              calling for the national holiday in  over 60 cities in 30 states.
 
     BACKGROUND: On March 26th leaders will join together for a press
 conference to announce the launching of the first nationwide actions for a
 national holiday for the late Cesar E. Chavez, founder and former President
 of the United Farm Workers. Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, Martin
 Sheen and over two hundred and fifty organizations, sixty members of
 Congress, many elected officials and celebrities support a national holiday
 for Chavez. In 2002 Los Angeles passed a resolution supporting a national
 holiday.
 
     "We aim to win a national holiday for Cesar Chavez on his birthday
 March 31 so that all Americans and the generations to come may be inspired
 by Cesar Chavez's extraordinary legacy," said Evelina Alarcon, Executive
 Director of Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday, the organization that is
 spearheading the holiday effort.
 
     For more information on the organizing effort, go to:
 http://www.cesarchavezholiday.org.
 
 
 

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