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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 3, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Zamarripa, Anderson, Cabrera,
Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Emerson, Fields, Haywood, Hebl,
Hesselbein, Kolste, Meyers, Milroy, Myers, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope,
Riemer, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tusler,
Vining, Vruwink and Gruszynski, cosponsored by Senators Carpenter,
Johnson, L. Taylor, Bewley, Hansen, Ringhand, Risser and Wirch. Referred
to Committee on Rules.
AJR24,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming March 31, 2019, as Cesar Chavez Day in the state of
AJR24,1,33 Whereas, Cesar Chavez was born March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona; and
AJR24,1,64 Whereas, Cesar Chavez is revered as a prominent Hispanic American civil
5rights and labor rights activist for his work organizing migrant farm workers in
6California; and
AJR24,1,87 Whereas, Chavez became a migrant farm worker in California while in middle
8school to support his family; and
AJR24,1,109 Whereas, he joined the United States Navy in 1946 and served for two years;
AJR24,1,1311 Whereas, Chavez became an organizer and eventually national director of the
12Community Service Organization, where he focused on voter registration for
13Mexican Americans; and
AJR24,1,1514 Whereas, Cesar Chavez founded and ran the National Farm Workers
15Association in 1962, which became the United Farm Workers; and
1Whereas, the United Farm Workers organized thousands of migrant farm
2workers and came to represent more than 50,000 agricultural workers; and
AJR24,2,53 Whereas, Chavez through nonviolent protests, boycotts, marches, and hunger
4strikes, successfully secured union contracts and improved working conditions and
5wages for thousands of migrant farm workers; and
AJR24,2,76 Whereas, Chavez is famous for his slogan, “Si, se puede,” which is Spanish for
7“Yes, we can”; and
AJR24,2,98 Whereas, Cesar Chavez was honored following his death on April 23, 1993, by
9more than 50,000 mourners including fellow labor activists; and
AJR24,2,1110 Whereas, Cesar Chavez received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
11posthumously in 1994; now, therefore, be it
AJR24,2,14 12Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
13Wisconsin Legislature proclaim March 31, 2019, as Cesar Chavez Day in the state
14of Wisconsin.
AJR24,2,1515 (End)