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Milwaukee City and County leaders honor Cesar Chavez

NOW: Milwaukee City and County leaders honor Cesar Chavez


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A statute of Latino rights activist Cesar Chavez stood inside City Hall Thursday as Milwaukee marked Cesar Chavez Day.

Leaders from the Latino community gathered to mark the birthday of the man who fought for the rights of migrant farm workers.

The speakers at Thursday’s ceremony talked about Chavez and also used the occasion to urge Latinos to vote in the April 3 election.

“Although making our voices heard through a bullhorn remains effective in the short term, making our voices heard through our votes is equally effective in the long term. 2018 could be a very important year to make our voices heard,” said Lupe Martinez with UMOS.

Thursday’s Cesar Chavez Day observance continued Thursday with a public celebration at El Rey Supermarket on Cesar Chavez Drive.

At 6:00 p.m. Thursday, there’s a resource fair with information about jobs, driver’s license recovery, and more at the La Luz del Mundo Chuch on Cesar Chavez Drive and Greenfield Avenue.

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