A Concurrent Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States
to designate a national holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez.
      WHEREAS,  Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers of
America, AFL-CIO, dedicated his life to the cause of justice for farm
workers. Through his dedication, Cesar Chavez built not only a union but
a movement of all races to continue the endless struggle to fight for
workers' rights, civil rights and human rights; and

      WHEREAS,  Cesar Chavez was a role model for all workers, especially
for Latinos and their children; and

      WHEREAS,  Cesar Chavez taught us to use power in a nonviolent
manner and to employ this principle to secure justice for all workers in
the labor movement; and

      WHEREAS,  His death on April 23, 1993 brought the Latino com-
munity together to continue his struggle to obtain justice and to secure a
better life by organizing unions at the workplace; and

      WHEREAS,  A resolution is pending in the United States Congress to
establish a national holiday in memory of Cesar Chavez: Now, therefore,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That we urge the adoption of the
United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution No. 3
providing for a national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez and that this hol-
iday be celebrated on Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31; and

      Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State send enrolled cop-
ies of this resolution to the President of the United States Senate, the
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and to each mem-
ber of the Kansas congressional delegation.

 Adopted by the House April 12, 2002.
Adopted by the Senate
March 21, 2002.