Chavez’s slogan “si se puede” was taken up by the pro-amnesty protesters and 2006 and 2007,...
Chavez was pre-Cloward-Piven. I think he would take the other side today, even if it meant undermining the position of his unionistas.
President Obama’s decision to honor Latino Labor Icon Caesar Chavez with a national monument was no doubt intended to try to draw Hispanic voters to his cause. Even the mainstream media recognized the obvious timing with headlines like “Obama dedicates Cesar Chavez monument, courts Latino voters” in Reuters and “With Cesar Chavez monument, Obama reaches out to Latinos” in the Los Angeles Times. Obama’s speech dedicating the monument did not mention immigration policy, but many commentators instantly tied Chavez’s legacy to liberal immigration policies.
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