LULAC Reflects on the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

March 31, 2015

Today, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day, LULAC National Executive Director, Brent Wilkes released the following statement:

“Today, we celebrate the achievements of Cesar Chavez, one of the greatest advocates for social justice and equality in our nation’s history. Throughout his exemplary life, Chavez used his humility and determination to ensure that corporations provide workers with fair wages and safe working conditions. His indomitable spirit and commitment to nonviolence continues to inspire generations of activists. His words and actions have resonated not only within the Latino community, but with all Americans.”

“I can proudly say that LULAC continues to build upon Chavez’ legacy through our efforts to ensure fair wages, increased access to quality education, and comprehensive immigration reform. LULAC will continue to tirelessly work toward improving the well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, ensuring that ‘Sí se puede!’ doesn't remain an abstract ideal, but a concrete reality.”


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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