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PR - MAB Statement on Passing of Helen Chavez
CITY OF COMPTON
City of Compton
Public Information Office
City Hall
205 South Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, California 90220
www.ComptonCity.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Media Contact:
Jasmyne Cannick
[email protected]
Press Release
Compton Mayor’s Statement on the Death
of Helen Chavez, the wife of Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez
COMPTON – Compton Mayor Aja Brown today released the following statement on the
passing of Helen Chavez, wife of the late Cesar Chavez:
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Helen Chavez. She will be remembered for
her contributions and support in bringing together farmworkers to fight for better wages
and better working conditions and for her lifelong dedication to her family and her
husband Cesar Chavez.
“Helen Chavez had an unwavering commitment to giving a voice to the hardworking
men and women who worked long hours in farming fields for very little pay and in
unsafe conditions. She lived a life that carried on her husband's powerful and rich
legacy and that embraced and embodied the principles of non-violence championed
by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Because of Helen Chavez, I can—we all can.
I send my deepest condolences to the Chavez family.”
En Español:
COMPTON - La Alcalde Aja Brown publicó hoy la siguiente declaración sobre el fallecimiento
de Helen Chávez, esposa del fallecido lider delos campesinos agricolas - César Chávez:
"Estoy profundamente entristecida por la muerte de Helen Chávez. Ella será recordada
por sus contribuciones y apoyo a los trabajadores agrícolas en su lucha por mejores
salarios, condiciones de trabajo y por su dedicación hacia su familia y su esposo César
Chávez.
"Helen Chávez tenía un compromiso inquebrantable por dar voz a los trabajadores
agricolas - que trabajaban largas horas en los campos de cultivo a cambio de muy poco
dinero y en condiciones inseguras. Ella vivió una vida que lleva el poderoso legado de
su marido cuyo materializa los principios pacifistas de no violencia igual que Mahatma
Gandhi y Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Debido a Helen Chávez, yo puedo y todos podemos.
“Envío mis más profundas condolencias a la familia Chávez."
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Facebook.com/ComptonCityCA.
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