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More than Ever, We Must Honor the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

On this Cesar Chavez Day, Voto Latino reaffirms commitment to dignity and equality for all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2017 – Voto Latino, the leading civic media organization empowering American Latino millennials, released a statement from President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar to commemorate this year’s celebration of Cesar Chavez’s life and legacy.

“During such trying times for our community, we must ground ourselves in the legacy of Cesar Chavez. As a fierce warrior for equality and dignity, Cesar Chavez reminds us all that at the core of any struggle are the people wanting to be free.

“And at Voto Latino, we are more committed than ever to our ideal that every voice in this country matters. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Latinos, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, Muslims, African Americans, and the most vulnerable among us, are empowered to make their voices heard.

“We encourage all of our supporters to follow in the footsteps of leaders like Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, in continuing to build an inclusive country that is reflective of the diversity that makes America unique among nations.”