DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Recognizing Cesar Chavez Day

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in recognition of Cesar Chavez Day:

“Today we celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez and the people who fought alongside him for social justice to ensure that migrant farm workers were treated with dignity and respect, and given proper work conditions and appropriate pay. Cesar Chavez worked tirelessly to organize communities across the country and encouraged a movement that not only led to the first farm worker contracts in history but changed our country for the better.

“As we remember the farm workers’ struggle and Cesar Chavez’ leadership, we honor his legacy and vision by fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage, passing comprehensive immigration reform to bring 11 million people out of the shadows, and working for legislation that will help expand opportunity for all Americans.”