facebook
twitter
search
search

Democrats, feeling pressure, honor Chavez

March 30, 2004 at 1:01 PM

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Tuesday marked the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez, an event Republicans derided as political.

The impact of Chavez's "life and work transcends any one cause or struggle and continues to influence and inspire millions of Americans," Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday, the 77th anniversary of the labor leader's birth.

Chavez, who led efforts in the 1960s and '70s to unionize migrant farm workers, is a revered figure in the American Latino community.

Leslie Sanchez, a Republican strategist, derided the Democrats' action, saying it's a shame they only reach out to Latinos on anniversaries.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts