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Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument
Yahoo News ^ | October 6, 2012 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Associated Press

Posted on 10/06/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement.

Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there.

On Monday, during a campaign swing through California, President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of the property as a national monument within the National Park system — a move that could help shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters before the election.

As head of the UFW, the Arizona-born Chavez staged a massive grape boycott and countless field strikes, and forced growers to sign contracts providing better pay and working conditions to the predominantly Latino farmworkers. He was credited with inspiring millions of other Latinos in their fight for more educational opportunities, better housing and more political power.

The 187-acre site, known as Nuestra Senora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), or simply La Paz, served as the planning and coordination center of the UFW starting in 1971. It's where Chavez and many organizers lived, trained and strategized before heading into the fields and cities of California and beyond. Chavez taught farmworkers how to write contracts and negotiate with growers.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cesarchavez; chavez; obamunism; taxdollarsatwork; thugthevote; unitedfarmworkers; youpayforthis

1 posted on 10/06/2012 1:08:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

This is a joke, RIGHT?


2 posted on 10/06/2012 1:11:15 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Uncle Chip

How low will Barry go? What a fraud.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 1:11:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I almost thought Chavez meant Hugo. Just as bad though.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: blueyon

It’s political payback to all those farm workers for picking and sending all those wonderful fruits and vegetables to Michelle’s school children.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 1:14:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ColdOne

GMTA


6 posted on 10/06/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Another government land grab.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Get your Chavez right here.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 1:20:14 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Perdogg

GMTA?


9 posted on 10/06/2012 1:21:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

Great Minds Think Alike


10 posted on 10/06/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

;)


11 posted on 10/06/2012 1:28:47 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Caesar Chavez is a union goon. It is false history to compare him to MLK.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 1:29:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Uncle Chip
Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters

Will they still be able to use the land since it will become a taxpayer funded public park?

13 posted on 10/06/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Uncle Chip

One last desperate “look-at-me” stab at getting a few more
Hispanic votes. Obama’s gonna be surprised when he finds out
none of them even know who Cesar Chavez was, or remember him.
He’ll have to tell them, which of course will provide the opportunity for a “shout-out” if not another speech.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Uncle Chip

What a bunch of crappola!


15 posted on 10/06/2012 1:40:37 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: supremedoctrine

Caesar Chavez, he’s that guy who invented the taco wagon, right? A lot of cities named boulevards after him in honor of the food cart.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 1:43:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Chavez was probably more Pro-American than today’s union leaders. Chavez was dead set against illegal aliens for obvious reasons.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Is this a joke? He gave his so called people outhouses while he lived like a king.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Uncle Chip
what about the big house he lived in for years in Vegas?

Will that become a landmark too?

Nah ... it doesn't fit the narrative

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19 posted on 10/06/2012 2:03:16 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Mike Darancette

I remember in English 101 we had an assignment that covered the pro’s and con’s of illegal immigration. Well one of the students focused on Cesar Chavez and she believed he was pro-illegals..I summarily destroyed her. She was shocked to learn that Cesar would go to the border and actively try and prevent illegals from crossing. While his politics overall were probably liberal he isn’t like these modern goons who sell out their companies to foreign interests so they could get more union dues from overseas.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: a fool in paradise
It's already on the National Register of Historic Places:

In 2004, the National Chavez Center was opened on the UFW national headquarters campus in Keene by the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. It currently consists of a visitor center, memorial garden and his grave site. When it is fully completed, the 187-acre (0.76 km2) site will include a museum and conference center to explore and share Chávez's work.[33] On September 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of the Interior added the 187 acres (76 ha) Nuestra Senora Reina de La Paz ranch to the National Register of Historic Places.[40]

Will it explore and share Chavez's work against illegal immigration???

21 posted on 10/06/2012 2:29:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: All

Okay, I confess, I didn’t read...thought it said Che Guevarra!
Chavez was a damn site better. Still doesn’t deserve a freakin’ ‘national monument!’ The illegal alien drug cartels will just grow dope on it.


22 posted on 10/06/2012 2:36:18 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Uncle Chip
In fact, Obama is planning to disclose that he wasn't really born in Hawaii, but was born in San Antonio, delivered by a midwife in front of the Alamo. He learned to swim in the San Antonio River, taught by no less than Ricardo Montalban. His father wasn't named Barack, but Baracko. He learned to play the guitarron at an early age, and that his Mariachi group was called Me encantan todos los latinos por favor voten por mí, "I love all Latins please vote for me." And that he is planning to designate every house lived in by any Spanish surnamed person a national monument.
23 posted on 10/06/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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24 posted on 10/06/2012 2:58:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Uncle Chip

Chavez came to my high school for a rally in 1973. We were told there was a mandatory assembly in the gym. When we got there, the teachers seperated us by race. Whites on this side, and Chicano’s on the other side. Then Chevez came out and gave us all a speech encouraging us to all boycott lettuce. We all looked at each other and said WTF!

No kidding, I was there. I looked at my hispanic buddies I grew up with,sitting across the gym, and they were rolling their eyes...


25 posted on 10/06/2012 3:35:59 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, YOU remembered! And you’re probably not even
Hispanic!


26 posted on 10/06/2012 4:32:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Does this tagline make me look fat?)
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To: Elle Bee

Well, you shouldn’t have expected him to be Ralph Nader.


27 posted on 10/06/2012 4:35:48 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Does this tagline make me look fat?)
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To: supremedoctrine
true ... Chavez was a just millionaire not a gay millionaire

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28 posted on 10/06/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Slyfox
It's probably run down now, but in it's hey day, this place look like a lot of money had been poured into it....and it had.

These people threatened to to rape/beat up the wives and daughters of the farm workers to make them join their union. The workers themselves didn't want to join.

This is stupid but, it's Obama so what do we expect?

29 posted on 10/07/2012 4:29:12 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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