Honoring the Life and Legacy of César Chavez

Friday, March 27, 2015

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) joined with her fellow lawmakers to honor the life and work of United Farm Workers founder César Chavez during the final floor session before California’s César Chavez holiday on March 31st. Assemblymember Eggman, Chair of the LGBT Caucus, pointed out that Chavez was one of the first civil rights leaders to acknowledge the LGBT community, “César Chavez was one of the people who, in the early days when it was not popular to stand with the LGBT community, was the one who said “We can’t fight for equality for ourselves if we tolerate discrimination against others”.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.