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Tucsonans in the César E. Chávez March in 2011.

Today, we honor César E. Chávez by carrying on the cause — “La Causa” — to which he dedicated his life: championing the dignity and rights of every worker, using nonviolence to fight for justice, and standing with organized labor to build an economy that rewards work and not just wealth. Read more»

Joel Levine via Wikipedia Chavez, in a cropped and retouched 1974 photo.

All city of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed Friday, March 31, in observance of César Chávez Day. Read more»

The USS Freedom, a littoral combat ship like the USS Gabrielle Giffords, conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California.

Navy Week, the flagship recruitment program for the U.S. maritime military branch, will be hosted in Tucson alongside the rodeo and parade this week. Sailors will also volunteer for local groups and visit high schools. Read more»

Un letrero señala el camino a un lugar de votación en el primer día de votación anticipada en Phoenix. Los votantes este otoño tendrán la oportunidad de aprobar una regla que dificultaría la aprobación de medidas electorales que aumentan los impuestos en Arizona.

A menos de dos semanas de las elecciones intermedias, los votantes latinos en Arizona y en todo el país han dejado claro en qué temas están pensando al llenar sus boletas: Inflación, violencia y trabajo. Read more»

At the same July hearing where the House subcommittee considered the lynching sites bill, members also heard about bills to honor Mexican-American farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez with sites in Arizona and California.

The U.S. House is considering a bill that would put lynching sites in western Tennessee on track to become part of the National Park Service, part of a trend this year of Congress using the agency to advance discussions of the nation’s troubled and often violent racial history. Read more»

A $15.6 billion budget that Republicans crafted won approval in the House Appropriations Committee only to come to a screeching halt in the Senate, where GOP leaders accused top House Republicans of breaking a deal to advance unrelated bills. Read more»

On his 95th birthday, we are far from the justice César Chávez sought. But President Biden has a chance to be the leader who delivers fair wages, compensation, and justice for farmworkers by updating our labor laws and declaring a national, permanent heat standard. Read more»

Chávez, en una foto recortada y retocada de 1974.

Las oficinas del gobierno de la ciudad de Tucson estarán cerradas el lunes para honrar los derechos civiles y al César Chávez, el líder de los United Farm Workers (Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos). Read more»

Chavez, in a cropped and retouched 1974 photo.

Tucson city government offices will be closed Monday to honor civil rights and United Farm Workers leader César Chávez. Read more»

Arizona Democrats urged their Republican colleagues to support legislation that would ensure paid family and medical leave and greater access to affordable housing at a Tuesday press conference in front of the state Capitol. Read more»

Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly is in Washington D.C. alongside Arizona legislators to lobby federal lawmakers in support of the For The People Act.

Arizona Democratic lawmakers traveled to the nation’s capital this week to lobby members of Congress to pass voting and election reform legislation and end the Senate filibuster, which has prevented important reforms to Democrats from passing with a simple majority. Read more»

A matrícula consular from Mexico.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would end a ban on state agencies and local governments recognizing the validity of consular identification cards. The proposal earned broad bipartisan support, and Ducey said Senate Bill 1420 “enhances public safety by offering a secure, reliable form of identification to be accepted in Arizona.” Read more»

Finchem was at the Capitol when Trump supporters engaged in violence aimed at stopping Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. On his Twitter page, Finchem posted a photo he took from nearby the Capitol after rioters had breached the building. Finchem has since deleted his Twitter account.

The ethics complaint filed by Rep. Mark Finchem against the Democratic caucuses of the Arizona legislature for asking the FBI to investigate him after he attended the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has been dismissed. “The ethics committee is not an arena for waging political contests,” Republican Committee chair Becky Nutt said in dismissing the complaint. Read more»

Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley.

Arizona Democrats introduced a resolution Monday to expel a Republican state lawmaker for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, his ties to extremist groups and for spreading misinformation about the election. Read more»

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues. Read more»

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