Sthefany Pedraza Jaimes: How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

2016 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest 1st Place Winner, High School Category
How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

By:  Sthefany Pedraza Jaimes, Chestatee High School, Gainesville, GA

Cesar Chavez has a place of admiration and respect not only from me but also from those people who like his example, want to overcome and live in an environment of peace. The history and legacy of Cesar Chavez begins near Yuma, Arizona, where he was born o n March 31, 1927. He moved to California where he had to work, as many of immigrants do, in the fields, to support his family. During the time he worked in the fields, he found the reason what he would dedicate his life on, try to obtain rights for farm workers. Rights such as lower wages and better working conditions.

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Georgia Civil Rights Leaders Urge Their Senators to Do Their Job on Supreme Court Nominee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2016
Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, Simpson@civilrights.org

Georgia Civil Rights Leaders Urge Their Senators to Do Their Job on Supreme Court Nominee

ATLANTA – Today, Georgia civil rights leaders conducted a press call to urge their senators, David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, to give a fair hearing and a timely vote for the forthcoming nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Press Release: Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Press Release:  Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Georgia will be seen internationally as hostile to foreigners and foreign investment
Press Release

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2016

Media Contact: Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO,jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

(Atlanta, GA) Three anti-immigrant bills on GALEO’s legislative agenda advanced in their respective chamber by the crossover deadline. Senate Bill 6 and Senate Resolution 675 passed out of the Georgia Senate on February 29th and House Bill 781 passed out of the Georgia House on February 26th.

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, said, “The anti-immigrant legislative package which has moved forward will paint Georgia as an unwelcoming state, which shuns foreigners. This is not good for Georgia’s economic development efforts at all.”

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ADL Disappointed That Immigration Politics Scuttled Nomination of First Federal Latino Judge in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mark Moskowitz
mmoskowitz@adl.org; 404-262-3470

ADL Disappointed That Immigration Politics Scuttled Nomination of First Federal Latino Judge in Georgia

Atlanta, GA, January 21, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep disappointment that the federal judicial nomination of State Court Judge Dax Lopez was scuttled by immigration politics and hateful rhetoric. Judge Lopez would have been Georgia’s first federal Latino judge.

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HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Daniel Herrera
January 22, 2016 T: 202-930-6805
E: dherrera@rabengroup.com

HNBA Dismayed By Georgia Senator’s Withdrawal of Support for Latino Judge

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) expressed its deep concerns over the withdrawal of support for Judge Dax Lopez of Georgia by United States Senator David Perdue, whose early support was key in encouraging President Obama to nominate a rare Republican to a lifetime federal judgeship. Senator Perdue’s withdrawal of support for Judge Lopez appears to be because of Lopez’s service with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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Atlanta Jewish Times: Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

Atlanta Jewish Times:  Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

On Monday, Jan. 18, Georgia’s first-term U.S. senator, David Perdue, issued a brief statement honoring Martin Luther King Jr., whose “actions to advance justice continue to inspire us all to do better.” Two days later, Perdue stood in the way of justice and betrayed King’s ideals.

Perdue scuttled the U.S. District Court nomination of a fellow Republican, Dax Lopez, because of concerns about “his longstanding participation in a controversial organization.”

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