Chavez took on the most powerful corporatists in our society and won for the most part. He used the non-violent means of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. to accomplish his goals. It is on this day we should remember this great man for all he did for working families and particularly the oppressed working class Latino worker. Even today, his protégé’s are working hard to help increase the rights of working families, immigrants rights, and in Dolores Huerta’s case, women’s rights.
His phrase, Si Se Puede, was translated and became the rallying cry for President Barack Obama’s winning presidential campaign inspiring a new generation that crossed every gender and racial line. Thank you Cesar Chavez for setting the stage for this new Civil Rights movement. SI SE PUEDE