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Immigration Reform Revives Cesar Chavez's Icon Status

03/28/2013 11:25 am ET

The closest thing Latinos have to a national holiday is Cesar Chavez’s birthday on March 31st. Cesar Chavez’s birthday is already celebrated in ten states, and President Barack Obama not only has supported making a national holiday but recently named a national park on his behalf.

This week children will be learning about the labor leader’s legacy in schools, and marches have been organized from California to Pennsylvania to honor the 86th anniversary of his birth and in support of immigration reform.

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