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Old 08-21-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Supporters try again to rename Portland street after Cesar Chavez | More Oregon News | NWCN.com | Northwest News and Weather (http://www.nwcn.com/statenews/oregon/stories/NW_082108ORN_chavez_street_LJ.1c5a31ad.html - broken link)
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Maybe those Oregonians should just relocate to Mexico where they could name all the streets they want after Chavez - or that great statesman - Calderon.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Well, that's a fine thing. Cesar Chavez was a great American and an inspirational hero to hundreds of millions in this country and around the world. His effort and legacy are things that ought to be commemorated. His birthday is already a holiday in Texas and five western states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin. Certainly one Portland street isn't very much (even if it's a big one), but the time will come when he receives national acclaim and recognition. And deservedly so...
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Sacramento has a one block park downtown named after him, about three blocks north of the capital.

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Well, that's a fine thing. Cesar Chavez was a great American and an inspirational hero to hundreds of millions in this country and around the world. His effort and legacy are things that ought to be commemorated. His birthday is already a holiday in Texas and five western states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin. Certainly one Portland street isn't very much (even if it's a big one), but the time will come when he receives national acclaim and recognition. And deservedly so...
All true. Chavez was certainly as likely a person to have a street named for him than many others, for whom streets are named.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I'd like to propose that Portland name one street "Atlanta Braves Boulevard", and one "Cleveland Indians Street", in honor of the Portland Oregonian newspaper's long-time commitment to accuracy in reporting and freedom from political correctness.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Maybe those Oregonians should just relocate to Mexico where they could name all the streets they want after Chavez - or that great statesman - Calderon.
Which would be interesting, since Cesar Chavez was born and raised in the United States. He lived here his whole life, as far as I know.

He was also adamantly AGAINST farms using illegal labor, and drew lots of fire for being anti-illegal immigration.

I wonder if some of the people on this thread know who Cesar Chavez was...
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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• Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta worked for years against the infamous 1942-1964 Bracero Program that exploited domestic farm workers who were denied jobs and replaced by imported farm workers who were abused by growers. In part through their efforts, Congress ended the program in 1964.

• In 1973, decades before most labor organizations acted, the UFW became one of the very first unions to oppose the “employer sanction,” a federal law making it illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers.



UFW: The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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Wow I love boxing did not know Cesar Chavez was still popular.

After his defeat by DelaHoya he was never the same
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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Which would be interesting, since Cesar Chavez was born and raised in the United States. He lived here his whole life, as far as I know.

He was also adamantly AGAINST farms using illegal labor, and drew lots of fire for being anti-illegal immigration.

I wonder if some of the people on this thread know who Cesar Chavez was...
I don't understand why the OP is taking issue with the supporters trying to rename the street after Cesar Chavez. As far as I know, he was a relatively peaceful American human rights activist.

Perhaps the OP confused Cesar Chavez with Hugo Chavez, the controversial President of Venezuela?
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