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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