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Happy César Chávez Day! César Chávez was a farm worker, civil rights activist, community organizer and labor leader. The United Farm Workers co-founders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta came up with the slogan "Sí se puede!" in 1972 as the UFW motto during a 24 day fast in Phoenix, Arizona. "Since then, the phrase has become popular among labor unions and civil rights organizations. In 2006, it was a rallying cry during the U.S. immigration reform protests. Sí se puede is usually translated in English as "yes, we can" or "yes, it can be done. President Barack Obama adopted the English version "Yes, we can!" as the slogan of his 2008 presidential campaign. Today, César Chávez's birthday is celebrated across the country to promote service to the community in honor of Chávez's life and work. His life and his slogan have inspired many to speak out against injustices, to promote civil rights and to unite for the advancement of the Latino community.
What does this saying mean to you? How has César Chávez inspired you? Are you celebrating César Chávez Day? If so, how?
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