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Identifying Information:L. 2002 ch. 211
Other Identifying Information:2002 Senate Concurrent Resolution 1620
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:A Concurrent Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United Statesto designate a national holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez.
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CHAPTER 211

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1620

A Concurrent Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States

to designate a national holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez.


WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers of

America, AFL-CIO, dedicated his life to the cause of justice for farm

workers. Through his dedication, Cesar Chavez built not only a union but

a movement of all races to continue the endless struggle to fight for

workers' rights, civil rights and human rights; and

WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez was a role model for all workers, especially

for Latinos and their children; and

WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez taught us to use power in a nonviolent

manner and to employ this principle to secure justice for all workers in

the labor movement; and

WHEREAS, His death on April 23, 1993 brought the Latino com-

munity together to continue his struggle to obtain justice and to secure a

better life by organizing unions at the workplace; and

WHEREAS, A resolution is pending in the United States Congress to

establish a national holiday in memory of Cesar Chavez: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-

resentatives concurring therein: That we urge the adoption of the

United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution No. 3

providing for a national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez and that this hol-

iday be celebrated on Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31; and

Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State send enrolled cop-

ies of this resolution to the President of the United States Senate, the

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and to each mem-

ber of the Kansas congressional delegation.

Adopted by the House April 12, 2002.

Adopted by the Senate

March 21, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002