C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez Day, 2015, 18071-18074 [2015-07783]

Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 63 April 2, 2015 Part VII The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 ´ ´ Proclamation 9243—Cesar Chavez Day, 2015 Proclamation 9244—Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2015 Notice of March 31, 2015—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan Executive Order 13694—Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\02APD0.SGM 02APD0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\02APD0.SGM 02APD0 18073 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 63 Thursday, April 2, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9243 of March 30, 2015 The President ´ ´ Cesar Chavez Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than two centuries, the arc of our Nation’s progress has been shaped by ordinary people who have dedicated their lives to the extraordinary work of building a more perfect Union. It is a story of achievement and constant striving that has found expression in places where America’s destiny has been decided—in Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall, and in the golden fields of California where an American hero discovered his ´ ´ mighty voice. Today, we honor Cesar Chavez and his lifetime of work to make our country more free, more fair, and more just, and we reaffirm the timeless belief he embodied: those who love their country can change it. ´ ´ A son of migrant workers and a child of the Great Depression, Cesar Chavez believed every job has dignity and every person should have the chance to reach beyond his or her circumstances and realize a brighter future. When no one seemed to care about the farm workers who labored without ´ ´ basic protections and for meager pay to help feed the world, Cesar Chavez awakened our Nation to their deplorable conditions and abject poverty— injustices he knew firsthand. He organized, protested, fasted, and alongside Dolores Huerta, founded the United Farm Workers. Slowly, he grew a small movement to a 10,000-person march and eventually a 17-million-strong boycott of table grapes, rallying a generation around ‘‘La Causa’’ and forcing growers to agree to some of the first farm worker contracts in history. Guided by a fierce commitment to nonviolence in support of a righteous cause, he never lost faith in the power of opportunity for all. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 As a Nation, we know the struggle to live up to the principles of our ´ ´ founding does not end with any one victory or defeat. After Cesar Chavez fought for higher wages, he pushed for fresh drinking water, workers’ compensation, pension plans, and protection from pesticides. He strove every day for the America he knew was possible. Today, we must take up his work and carry forward this great unfinished task. When immigrants labor in the shadows, they often earn unfair wages and their families and our economy suffer—that is one reason why we have to fix our broken immigration system and why I keep calling on the Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. We need to continue to defend the collective bargaining rights countless individuals have fought so hard for and ensure our economy rewards hard work with a fair living wage, paid leave, and equal pay for equal work. ´ ´ Cesar Chavez knew that when you lift up one person, it enriches a community; it bolsters our economy, strengthens our Nation, and gives meaning to the creed that out of many, we are one. As we celebrate his life, we are reminded of our obligations to one another and the extraordinary opportunity we are each given to work toward justice, equal opportunity, and a better future for every one of our sisters and brothers. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2015, ´ ´ as Cesar Chavez Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02APD0.SGM 02APD0 18074 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 63 / Thursday, April 2, 2015 / Presidential Documents ´ appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor Cesar ´ Chavez’s enduring legacy. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–07783 Filed 4–1–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Apr 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02APD0.SGM 02APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 18071-18074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07783]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 63

April 2, 2015

Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 9243--C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez Day, 2015



Proclamation 9244--Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2015



Notice of March 31, 2015--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to South Sudan



Executive Order 13694--Blocking the Property of Certain Persons 
Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 63 / Thursday, April 2, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9243 of March 30, 2015

                
C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For more than two centuries, the arc of our Nation's 
                progress has been shaped by ordinary people who have 
                dedicated their lives to the extraordinary work of 
                building a more perfect Union. It is a story of 
                achievement and constant striving that has found 
                expression in places where America's destiny has been 
                decided--in Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall, and in 
                the golden fields of California where an American hero 
                discovered his mighty voice. Today, we honor 
                C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez and his lifetime of work to 
                make our country more free, more fair, and more just, 
                and we reaffirm the timeless belief he embodied: those 
                who love their country can change it.

                A son of migrant workers and a child of the Great 
                Depression, C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez believed every 
                job has dignity and every person should have the chance 
                to reach beyond his or her circumstances and realize a 
                brighter future. When no one seemed to care about the 
                farm workers who labored without basic protections and 
                for meager pay to help feed the world, C[eacute]sar 
                Ch[aacute]vez awakened our Nation to their deplorable 
                conditions and abject poverty--injustices he knew 
                firsthand. He organized, protested, fasted, and 
                alongside Dolores Huerta, founded the United Farm 
                Workers. Slowly, he grew a small movement to a 10,000-
                person march and eventually a 17-million-strong boycott 
                of table grapes, rallying a generation around ``La 
                Causa'' and forcing growers to agree to some of the 
                first farm worker contracts in history. Guided by a 
                fierce commitment to nonviolence in support of a 
                righteous cause, he never lost faith in the power of 
                opportunity for all.

                As a Nation, we know the struggle to live up to the 
                principles of our founding does not end with any one 
                victory or defeat. After C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez 
                fought for higher wages, he pushed for fresh drinking 
                water, workers' compensation, pension plans, and 
                protection from pesticides. He strove every day for the 
                America he knew was possible. Today, we must take up 
                his work and carry forward this great unfinished task.

                When immigrants labor in the shadows, they often earn 
                unfair wages and their families and our economy 
                suffer--that is one reason why we have to fix our 
                broken immigration system and why I keep calling on the 
                Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. We 
                need to continue to defend the collective bargaining 
                rights countless individuals have fought so hard for 
                and ensure our economy rewards hard work with a fair 
                living wage, paid leave, and equal pay for equal work.

                C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez knew that when you lift up 
                one person, it enriches a community; it bolsters our 
                economy, strengthens our Nation, and gives meaning to 
                the creed that out of many, we are one. As we celebrate 
                his life, we are reminded of our obligations to one 
                another and the extraordinary opportunity we are each 
                given to work toward justice, equal opportunity, and a 
                better future for every one of our sisters and 
                brothers.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2015, as 
                C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this day with

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                appropriate service, community, and education programs 
                to honor C[eacute]sar Ch[aacute]vez's enduring legacy.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-07783
Filed 4-1-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5