Obama to announce Cesar Chavez monument, send message to Latinos
October 8th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama to announce Cesar Chavez monument, send message to Latinos

(CNN) - President Obama will make modern history Monday when he announces the creation of a monument to honor Cesar Chavez, as he works to energize Latino voters less than a month before the presidential election.

The Cesar E. Chavez National Monument will become the 398th park in the National Park Service system, and the first since the 1700s to honor a Latino, the park service told CNN.


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. gt

    its about jobs....jobs...jobs.....monuments are nice...but...its about the economy..and brother obama has not done much there...

    October 8, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. mcskadittle

    its all about votes for the next month and this is a nice move

    October 8, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. Borderless

    Not expressing genuine feelings

    to gratify or indulge the desires of others

    October 8, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Random Poster

    See.. I made you a nice statue. Look at it.. look at it.. look at it.. no need to look at the 10% unemployment rate hispanic Americans have. LOOK AT IT!!

    October 8, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. Florida Mom

    Isn't that nice... a monument with our tax dollars. Although greatly deserved I think that the Latino and American public would rather spend the money where it counts and that is creating jobs not monuments right now. Stop trying to buy the Hispanic vote and work for it. Amazing how politicians only remember the "Latinos" when they come up for re-election!!!

    October 8, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    For those that call Obama a Soalist, you are right. Maybe Curley, Larry, Moe, and Shemp will also have a Monument.What we really need is another 5 Trillion in debt.

    October 8, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    A monumnent to Hugo Chavez is more Obama's style.

    October 8, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |

    @ Random Poster

    There will be no statue. You obviously didn't read the article. As I predicted. The right wing is going nuts over this. Explain to me how this is not going to create jobs.

    October 8, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  9. demwit

    Anything for a vote. Thats my boy...

    October 8, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  10. AZDem

    Latino's are remembered everyday when Border Patrol is out in "full force" looking for them. Questioning there legal status of residence in the U.S . And believe me, here in Arizona, Gov Brewer will make sure Latino's are not "FORGOTTEN"!

    October 8, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. belinda

    When you consider that Hispanics have been targeted by Republicans, by trying to steal our Right to Vote, by violating our Constitutional Rights, by pulling us over for being Brown. By unfairly targeting Hispanic Americans , for no reason at all . It's one thing after another. If Hispanics don't get out there and Vote, these Racists, will make things much worse for us. Republicans, want Mexican Children that were born here , that don't even speak Spanish, returned and dropped off in Mexico !!! Republicans are determined to destroy Hispanic Families, any way they can , Why ? We always Vote Democratic. It's time to flex our muscles at the polls and show tea party Republicans, where they can go.

    October 8, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. The REAL Truth...

    One of these days (Nov 6th) the right wing parrots will figure out that the so-called "failed policies of Obama" have not failed as he is re-elected in a landslide. Hard to get anything done with the Grand Obstructionist Party putting politics ahead of country and picking anything and everything to blame on the POTUS – even the price of gas, and we all know he has full control of that !
    And.. Work for the POTUS goes on, regardless of it being an election year. The Chavez memorial is part of his job. Get over it!

    October 8, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. Borderless

    Obama to announce Geronimo statue, send message to Native Americans
    Obama to announce Gordon Hirabayashi statue, send message to Asian-Americans
    Obama to announce Martin Luther King statue, send message to African-Americans

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    October 8, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. wwf

    Maybe some of you should read the article about who gave the land. Duh?

    October 8, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. RealityBites

    Chávez was born in the US and was committed to restricting immigration.
    In 1969, Chávez marched to the border of Mexico to protest growers' use of undocumented immigrants.
    Chávez and the UFW went so far as to report undocumented immigrants who served as strikebreaking replacements.
    In 1973, Chávez set up a "wet line" along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally. During one such event UFW members attacked the strikebreakers, after attempts to peacefully persuade them not to cross the border failed.

    October 8, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  16. myviewis

    In typical Obama way this is nothing more than a well calculated move to win the Latino vote.

    October 8, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. truth hurts

    Why doesn't Obama just cut to the chase and promise to pay everybody $1,000 each for their votes in November. It is essentially what he has been doing for the last 1.5 years with our tax dollars.

    October 8, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |