Bread for the World Commends Obama Administration’s Designation of Cesar Chavez’s Home as a National Monument
Washington, DC, October 3, 2012
Ricardo Moreno, national associate for Latino Relations at Bread for the World, lauds President Barack Obama’s designation of the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument:
“Cesar Chavez was a powerful voice for hungry and poor people. He organized farm workers—who often went hungry themselves, despite their labor on farms throughout the United States. Chavez organized farm workers to fight for their rights to fair wages and work conditions. And he enabled us all to better understand our responsibilities to end hunger and poverty.
“On this historic occasion it is important to remember that in the United States 34 percent of Latino households with children struggle to put food on the table, compared to about 22 percent of all U.S. households with children. A shocking 36 percent of all Hispanic children live in poverty in the United States, compared to 25 percent of all U.S. children.
“The work initiated by Cesar Chavez is not finished. We call on everyone to honor Cesar Chavez’ legacy by asking Congress to create a circle of protection around funding for programs that are vital to hungry and poor people.”
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
Kristen Y. Archer, Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1118
Fito Moreno, Media Relations Specialist, 202-688-1138