Tomorrow we celebrate César Chávez Day--an official holiday in ten states. To help spread the word about Cesar's rich legacy, starting today, the UFW is kicking off an innovative new campaign through a "Donate your Status to César" Facebook App. We will be launching this campaign from our Facebook page or you can go directly to the App.
Throughout his life, César inspired millions of people – in the fields and in the cities--to commit themselves to the fight for social, economic, and civil rights. When he was once asked by a union member how he wanted to be remembered, Chávez replied:
César knew as you and I do--there is still much to be done. The struggle for a contract with Giumarra (suppliers of most of the table grapes in America), injustice in the wrongful death of farm worker Maria Isavel Vasquez Jimenez, and the continuing legislative attacks on immigrants, unions and the poor remind us of the challenges we face this very moment.
So today on César's March 31 birthday, we’re remembering César the way he wished us to – organizing everyone we know.
Please help us get thousands of people to honor César E. Chávez via organizing through social media by going here. We can make this go viral, but we need every person to do this right now. Through a few simple clicks and an optional comment you can help us tell millions that César's message of social justice still lives on today.
Thank you, y, Sí Se Puede!