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Cesar Chavez Day

Our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in honor of Cesar Chavez Day:

On this day I join millions of Americans to honor the birthday and legacy of Cesar Chavez. Chavez believed deeply that every individual deserves respect and dignity, that an honest day's work is worth a decent wage, and that the collective power of individuals can bring about real change in our society. Embodying these ideals we as a nation hold dear, Chavez has inspired so many to stand up for their basic rights.

In the coming months, Congress will debate raising the minimum wage and finally fixing our broken immigration system through common-sense reforms. I will fight alongside President Obama and my fellow Democrats to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez by ensuring everyone in our great nation is treated with dignity and humanity and every worker has a right to make an honest living through hard work. I'm hopeful Republicans will join us.