Pelosi Applauds New Cesar Chavez Commemorative Stamp
April 23, 2003
"Today the United States Postal Service honors Cesar E. Chavez, one of Americas 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 legacys promise for Americas future.
"Cesar Chavez worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Americas 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 lifes 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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