Representative Hernandez Holds Food Drive to Honor Cesar Chavez

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State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, will honor labor rights activist César Chávez’s 95th birthday, by collecting non-perishable food at her district office located at 6117 W. Cermak Rd. in Cicero, now through March 31. “César Chávez fought tirelessly to improve the working conditions for those that put food on our tables,” said Hernandez. “His cry of ‘Si se puede’ and his efforts to restore the human dignity of our American farm workers continue to inspire people across generations, races and all segments of our society in the fight for justice.” Chávez was a Mexican-American civil rights activist, U.S. Navy veteran and labor leader who founded the National Farm Workers Association, which eventually became the United Farm Workers labor union. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Hernandez’s district office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from now until César Chávez Day, March 31.  For more information, please contact Rep. Hernandez’s constituent service office at 708-222-5240 or

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