Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Applauds New Cesar Chavez Commemorative Stamp

April 23, 2003

Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi applauded the Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Stamp issued today in Los Angeles by the United States Postal Service. Pelosi, who earlier this month received the 2003 Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award from the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, released the following statement:

"Today the United States Postal Service honors Cesar E. Chavez, one of America’s greatest advocates for justice and equality, by issuing the Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Stamp. This stamp, issued on the 10th anniversary of Cesar's death, pays special tribute to his significance in American history and to his legacy’s promise for America’s future.

"Cesar Chavez worked tirelessly to improve the lives of America’s farm workers by securing their rights to organize and bargain collectively for fair working conditions. His efforts succeeded in achieving fair wages, pension benefits and medical coverage for hundreds of thousands of working families. He showed us that together we can make a safe and prosperous America with a strong and vibrant economy - an America with good jobs and good pay. Ten years after his passing, his life’s work and legacy continue to inspire millions.

"In Congress, we must continue his struggle to ensure that every citizen has access to quality health care and every child receives the best education. Working together, we can give everyone in this nation, whether they have been here for generations or just arrived to our shores, the opportunity to realize the American dream.

"As Cesar Chavez said, ‘Si Se Puede’ - Yes, We Can!"


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