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Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

By AP Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument.

Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week. The property is known as La Paz, short for Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, or Our Lady Queen of Peace.

It served as national headquarters of the United Farm Workers, as well as Chavez's home, from the early 1970s until his death in 1993.

Obama says in a statement that Chavez "gave a voice to poor and disenfranchised workers everywhere" and that La Paz was at the center of significant civil rights events.

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  1. jaijacobiaComment by jaijacobia
    October 2, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Obama is a fraud who will do ANYTHING to stay in OUR White House. This is just another example of him trying to court what he believes is a “voter block.” It’s time we show him that in America we think for ourselves and there are no “voter blocks.”
    Hispanic mothers will protect our children from the poverty, bloody insurrection, and dictatorship this man is trying to force on America.
    His guns to Mexico resulted in many deaths. Not only federal agents died, but Mexican young people. Our children are at stake.
    We must remove him from the presidency by VOTING him OUT!

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  2. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    October 2, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Doesn’t he risk disenfranchising the Cubans?

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  3. mrwilsonComment by mrwilson
    October 2, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    Confused again, he is thinking “Hugo’s home.

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    • BillzillaComment by Billzilla
      October 2, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

      Very funny… I wondered about that myself! Sadly, we don’t have a Commander in Chief, we have a Panderer in Chief!

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  4. srfhouseComment by srfhouse
    October 2, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Let’s hope this disenfranchises everyone but Illegal immigrant farm workers.

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  5. mach37Comment by mach37
    October 2, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    “President Obama will designate …” – “Obama will establish …” – “Obama says in a statement …” The Associated Press (AP) seems to have confirmed Obama is the Dictator of the USA. Whatever he says becomes law.

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    • BillzillaComment by Billzilla
      October 2, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

      That’s an excellent observation! Sadly all too true.

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  6. goodguynyComment by goodguyny
    October 3, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Whats next a statue of Mussolini next to the Lincoln Memorial??

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