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Obama to Designate Chavez Home as Nat'l Monument

Monday, 01 Oct 2012 08:03 PM

 

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In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument.

Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week. The property is known as La Paz, short for Nuestra SeƱora Reina de la Paz, or Our Lady Queen of Peace.

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It served as national headquarters of the United Farm Workers, as well as Chavez's home, from the early 1970s until his death in 1993.

Obama says in a statement that Chavez "gave a voice to poor and disenfranchised workers everywhere" and that La Paz was at the center of significant civil rights events.

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