An Historic Weekend In Yakima As Governor Signs Bill
An historic weekend in the Yakima Valley as both the Governor and the son of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez were in the city to mark the first Cesar Chavez Day in the State of Washington. Governor Jay Inslee was joined by Paul Chavez to sign House Bill 1939 establishing March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day. Paul Chavez, President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation spoke to the crowd at the Yakima UFCW Labor Hall Saturday. "I want to let you know my brothers and sisters, the farm workers movement are appreciative of the efforts of the governor and the state legislature to honor my fathers life. So on behalf of our family and our movement thank you very much."
Chavez says the movement continues with the efforts of many across the country to insure rights are upheld.
After the signing ceremony a small reception was held to honor and remember Cesar Chavez.