Today is the 19th Anniversary of Cesar Chavez' passing. It also marks the two-year anniversary from when Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070. In two days the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's discriminatory SB1070 law that targets all Latinos.
Cesar Chavez was short with dark Indian features, black hair, brown eyes and a soft Spanish accent. He dressed very much like the farm workers to whom he dedicated his life. Would Cesar Chavez have been suspect under SB 1070 in the state of his birth? Unfortunately the answer, for Cesar and so many Latinos, is yes.
To call attention to the issue, the UFW Foundation, the Radio Campesina radio network, and Promise Arizona will hold a vigil tonight at AZ's capitol in Phoenix. If you are in the area, please join us. If not, join us virtually by signing our Si Se Puede Votar! pledge.
César Chávez said, "We do not need perfect political systems, we need perfect participation.”
Be part of making Cesar's dream a living legacy by signing our pledge to assist in some way to fight SB 1070 and other laws around the country that are unjust. Pledge to volunteer, become citizens or help others become citizens and of course vote. The message is clear: “Si Se Puede Votar!”
The Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling on SB1070 in mid to late June. Your participation will demonstrate to the Supreme Court and the nation the importance of striking down Arizona’s law.
After you take action please share this campaign with your friends and family. You can send them an e-mail, post this campaign on your Facebook and/or Twitter page by clicking here or going to http://action.ufw.org/page/share/sb1070
Vigil on anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s death two days before U.S. high court hears arguments over SB 1070 Who: Hundreds of activists and supporters. What: Staging a vigil two days before a Supreme Court hearing on the challenge to SB 1070 on the 19th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s passing. When: Monday, April 23, 2012:
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