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Dems Call for New Federal Holiday Honoring Chavez

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A group of Democratic state lawmakers is calling on the federal government to make the birthday of the late Cesar Chavez a national holiday

Chavez, born March 31, 1927, was a Mexican-American farmworker, labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. That group later became the United Farm Workers.

Chavez died in 1993 and is considered a major figure in the Hispanic history of the nation.

State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Pedro Marin (D-Duluth) have introduced resolutions in both chambers of the Legislature calling on lawmakers to support the idea of a federal holiday for Chavez. Eight states already have holidays honoring Chavez, whose work led to numerous improvements for farm laborers.

“We need to honor his life,” said state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta). “Like Dr. [Martin Luther] King he was one of the towering figures of the last 60 years in this nation. And we are becoming a blacker and browner state and nation.”

Democratic lawmakers call for Cesar Chavez national holiday | ajc.com

Just what we need. Another freakin day off to "stimulate" the economy. What a bunch of geniuses.
 

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Chanel...are you always this bitter? Sounds like you need a vacation or something...maybe some fresh air?
 

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No, it's hard to take a teacher seriously when she's complaining about days off.
 

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A group of Democratic state lawmakers is calling on the federal government to make the birthday of the late Cesar Chavez a national holiday

Chavez, born March 31, 1927, was a Mexican-American farmworker, labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. That group later became the United Farm Workers.

Chavez died in 1993 and is considered a major figure in the Hispanic history of the nation.

State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Pedro Marin (D-Duluth) have introduced resolutions in both chambers of the Legislature calling on lawmakers to support the idea of a federal holiday for Chavez. Eight states already have holidays honoring Chavez, whose work led to numerous improvements for farm laborers.

“We need to honor his life,” said state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta). “Like Dr. [Martin Luther] King he was one of the towering figures of the last 60 years in this nation. And we are becoming a blacker and browner state and nation.”

Democratic lawmakers call for Cesar Chavez national holiday | ajc.com

Just what we need. Another freakin day off to "stimulate" the economy. What a bunch of geniuses.

I'll take another day off.

If they want to celebrate Obama Day I'll do it. That means that jerk will be paying me to sit on my butt and play XBOX.

Who am I to stand in the way of a group that wants to celebrate and pay me not to.

I think we need a national beer day. I think we need to elect more boozers so we can get a day that really is worth celebrating.
 

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soon democrats will want to honor stalin.
 

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Something tells me that today being April 1st is responsible for this thread.
 

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soon democrats will want to honor stalin.
Soon?

British troops to march on Red Square for first time in history... under a portrait of Stalin

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:18 AM on 19th March 2010


They were our uneasy allies against Adolf Hitler - and then our sworn enemies for much of the latter half of the 20th century.

But now the Cold War is over, and Britain and Russia are set to come together once again to mark their stand together against Nazi Germany - this time, in the symbolic heart of the former Soviet Union.

....

However the celebration has already been mired in controversy over the city's plans to display a portrait of Soviet dictator and World War II ally Josef Stalin in the square for the parade.

....

The U.S. Embassy confirmed that U.S. soldiers will take part in the parade. French soldiers are also to march.

....
Moscow: British troops to march on Red Square under Stalin portrait | Mail Online
 
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soon democrats will want to honor stalin.
Soon?

British troops to march on Red Square for first time in history... under a portrait of Stalin

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:18 AM on 19th March 2010


They were our uneasy allies against Adolf Hitler - and then our sworn enemies for much of the latter half of the 20th century.

But now the Cold War is over, and Britain and Russia are set to come together once again to mark their stand together against Nazi Germany - this time, in the symbolic heart of the former Soviet Union.

....

However the celebration has already been mired in controversy over the city's plans to display a portrait of Soviet dictator and World War II ally Josef Stalin in the square for the parade.

....

The U.S. Embassy confirmed that U.S. soldiers will take part in the parade. French soldiers are also to march.

....
Moscow: British troops to march on Red Square under Stalin portrait | Mail Online


Didn't we already do a thread on this?

At the time, Stalin was our ally. We didn't have any problem with him defeating Hitler
 

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Yea Chanel, we certainly wouldn't want to honor men like Chávez...we don't need our kids to look up to men that believe in human rights and non-violence. America honors warriors!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ FOUNDATION

chavez_signthepetition_whol.jpg


César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first successful farm workers’ union. César was the president of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

César Estrada Chávez was able to accomplish his goals through the philosophy of non-violence that he inherited and followed from leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.

César read about St. Francis of Assisi, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. King. St. Francis was an Italian monk who lived from 1182 to 1226. He devoted his life to helping the poor. Gandhi was spiritual leader and a non-violence revolutionary who lived in India from 1869 to 1948. He practiced the philosophy of non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights Leader in the United States. These men profoundly influenced César Chávez, and he realized that great leaders are those who set good examples.

César Chávez adopted and practiced the philosophy of non-violence.

rfk_chavez_480_01.jpg


Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS
 

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soon democrats will want to honor stalin.
Soon?

British troops to march on Red Square for first time in history... under a portrait of Stalin

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:18 AM on 19th March 2010


They were our uneasy allies against Adolf Hitler - and then our sworn enemies for much of the latter half of the 20th century.

But now the Cold War is over, and Britain and Russia are set to come together once again to mark their stand together against Nazi Germany - this time, in the symbolic heart of the former Soviet Union.

....

However the celebration has already been mired in controversy over the city's plans to display a portrait of Soviet dictator and World War II ally Josef Stalin in the square for the parade.

....

The U.S. Embassy confirmed that U.S. soldiers will take part in the parade. French soldiers are also to march.

....
Moscow: British troops to march on Red Square under Stalin portrait | Mail Online


Didn't we already do a thread on this?

At the time, Stalin was our ally. We didn't have any problem with him defeating Hitler

If we knew that he would murder tens of thousands of innocent people after the fact, maybe we would not have been so quick to be his ally?
 

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Yea Chanel, we certainly wouldn't want to honor men like Chávez...we don't need our kids to look up to men that believe in human rights and non-violence. America honors warriors!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ FOUNDATION

chavez_signthepetition_whol.jpg


César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first successful farm workers’ union. César was the president of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

César Estrada Chávez was able to accomplish his goals through the philosophy of non-violence that he inherited and followed from leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.

César read about St. Francis of Assisi, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. King. St. Francis was an Italian monk who lived from 1182 to 1226. He devoted his life to helping the poor. Gandhi was spiritual leader and a non-violence revolutionary who lived in India from 1869 to 1948. He practiced the philosophy of non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights Leader in the United States. These men profoundly influenced César Chávez, and he realized that great leaders are those who set good examples.

César Chávez adopted and practiced the philosophy of non-violence.

rfk_chavez_480_01.jpg


Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS

So it is OK for him to turn to radicalism for his cause.

But the tea partyers should be chastised for thier tactics which, at the worst, is screraming so loud, you actually may spray it and not say it.

Got it.
 

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Yea Chanel, we certainly wouldn't want to honor men like Chávez...we don't need our kids to look up to men that believe in human rights and non-violence. America honors warriors!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ FOUNDATION

chavez_signthepetition_whol.jpg


César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first successful farm workers’ union. César was the president of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

César Estrada Chávez was able to accomplish his goals through the philosophy of non-violence that he inherited and followed from leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.

César read about St. Francis of Assisi, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. King. St. Francis was an Italian monk who lived from 1182 to 1226. He devoted his life to helping the poor. Gandhi was spiritual leader and a non-violence revolutionary who lived in India from 1869 to 1948. He practiced the philosophy of non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights Leader in the United States. These men profoundly influenced César Chávez, and he realized that great leaders are those who set good examples.

César Chávez adopted and practiced the philosophy of non-violence.

rfk_chavez_480_01.jpg


Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS

So it is OK for him to turn to radicalism for his cause.

But the tea partyers should be chastised for thier tactics which, at the worst, is screraming so loud, you actually may spray it and not say it.

Got it.

is non-violence considered "radicalism" in your world?
 

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Yea Chanel, we certainly wouldn't want to honor men like Chávez...we don't need our kids to look up to men that believe in human rights and non-violence. America honors warriors!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ FOUNDATION

chavez_signthepetition_whol.jpg


César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first successful farm workers’ union. César was the president of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

César Estrada Chávez was able to accomplish his goals through the philosophy of non-violence that he inherited and followed from leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.

César read about St. Francis of Assisi, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. King. St. Francis was an Italian monk who lived from 1182 to 1226. He devoted his life to helping the poor. Gandhi was spiritual leader and a non-violence revolutionary who lived in India from 1869 to 1948. He practiced the philosophy of non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights Leader in the United States. These men profoundly influenced César Chávez, and he realized that great leaders are those who set good examples.

César Chávez adopted and practiced the philosophy of non-violence.

rfk_chavez_480_01.jpg


Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS

So it is OK for him to turn to radicalism for his cause.

But the tea partyers should be chastised for thier tactics which, at the worst, is screraming so loud, you actually may spray it and not say it.

Got it.

Radicalism? You mean like his 25 day hunger strike?

Come back after you educate yourself
 

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A group of Democratic state lawmakers is calling on the federal government to make the birthday of the late Cesar Chavez a national holiday

Chavez, born March 31, 1927, was a Mexican-American farmworker, labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. That group later became the United Farm Workers.

Chavez died in 1993 and is considered a major figure in the Hispanic history of the nation.

State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Pedro Marin (D-Duluth) have introduced resolutions in both chambers of the Legislature calling on lawmakers to support the idea of a federal holiday for Chavez. Eight states already have holidays honoring Chavez, whose work led to numerous improvements for farm laborers.

“We need to honor his life,” said state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta). “Like Dr. [Martin Luther] King he was one of the towering figures of the last 60 years in this nation. And we are becoming a blacker and browner state and nation.”

Democratic lawmakers call for Cesar Chavez national holiday | ajc.com

Just what we need. Another freakin day off to "stimulate" the economy. What a bunch of geniuses.



And just in time to try to buy a few hispanic votes for 2010 :) :)
 

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Yea Chanel, we certainly wouldn't want to honor men like Chávez...we don't need our kids to look up to men that believe in human rights and non-violence. America honors warriors!

CESAR E. CHAVEZ FOUNDATION

chavez_signthepetition_whol.jpg


César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first successful farm workers’ union. César was the president of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

César Estrada Chávez was able to accomplish his goals through the philosophy of non-violence that he inherited and followed from leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.

César read about St. Francis of Assisi, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. King. St. Francis was an Italian monk who lived from 1182 to 1226. He devoted his life to helping the poor. Gandhi was spiritual leader and a non-violence revolutionary who lived in India from 1869 to 1948. He practiced the philosophy of non-violence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Civil Rights Leader in the United States. These men profoundly influenced César Chávez, and he realized that great leaders are those who set good examples.

César Chávez adopted and practiced the philosophy of non-violence.

rfk_chavez_480_01.jpg


Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS

So it is OK for him to turn to radicalism for his cause.

But the tea partyers should be chastised for thier tactics which, at the worst, is screraming so loud, you actually may spray it and not say it.

Got it.

Radicalism? You mean like his 25 day hunger strike?

Come back after you educate yourself

Nice try.

Open your mind, then read up on his tactics for his cause (yes, out of desperation) and then YOU get back to ME.
 

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soon democrats will want to honor stalin.
Soon?

British troops to march on Red Square for first time in history... under a portrait of Stalin

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:18 AM on 19th March 2010


They were our uneasy allies against Adolf Hitler - and then our sworn enemies for much of the latter half of the 20th century.

But now the Cold War is over, and Britain and Russia are set to come together once again to mark their stand together against Nazi Germany - this time, in the symbolic heart of the former Soviet Union.

....

However the celebration has already been mired in controversy over the city's plans to display a portrait of Soviet dictator and World War II ally Josef Stalin in the square for the parade.

....

The U.S. Embassy confirmed that U.S. soldiers will take part in the parade. French soldiers are also to march.

....
Moscow: British troops to march on Red Square under Stalin portrait | Mail Online


Didn't we already do a thread on this? ....
So? (You obviously don't want to see it again.)

.... At the time, Stalin was our ally. We didn't have any problem with him defeating Hitler
At the time, Stalin hadn't murdered so many of his own. So...your point is what, again?
 

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