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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 07:59 PM
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Granddaughter of Cesar Chavez to run for California Assembly
Granddaughter of Cesar Chavez to run for California Assembly
By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press Writer

Monday, March 27, 2006


(03-27) 17:27 PST Los Angeles (AP) --


A granddaughter of Cesar Chavez said Monday she is running for a seat in the California Assembly, becoming the first member of the late United Farm Workers leader's family to seek public office.


Christine Chavez, who has taken leave from her post as UFW political director, planned to formally announce her 45th District candidacy Tuesday at California State University, Los Angeles.


"I am the first member of the Chavez family to seek elected office," she said. "When I approached the subject I mainly told the matriarch of our family, my grandmother Helen Chavez. She was at first shocked but of course she's very excited. You know we've always been sort of advocates on the other side of the political spectrum."


The 45th District covers an area east, north and northwest of downtown, sprawling from the Eastside community of El Sereno westward to Chinatown and Hollywood.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:01 PM
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1. She's a Dem, I hope?
:shrug:
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:06 PM
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3. yep
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In addition to Chavez, Democrats in the race are Elena Popp, Oscar A. Gutierrez, Kevin De Leon and Gabriel Buelna. One Republican, Samantha E. Allen-Newman, has filed.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:11 PM
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5. CHeck out those names
Dem - Elena, Chavez, Gutierrez, De Leon, Buelna.
Rep - Allen-Newman

I wonder what Sam's platform will be :eyes:
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:05 PM
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2. self delete
Edited on Mon Mar-27-06 08:07 PM by Kadie
answered my own post by mistake....

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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:06 PM
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4. TERRIFIC
That's WONDERFUL, I hope she wins! :thumbsup:
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 08:42 PM
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6. Cesar Chavez left behind him a huge family that are very politicaly
Edited on Mon Mar-27-06 08:56 PM by radio4progressives
active, and have been involved tin the Democratic Party in California for decades within the Labor Unions and within the state party apparatus.

Delores Huerta Chavez is on a DNC plenary committee involved in deciding and organizing rules, and primaries and so on.

Javier Rodriguez is a major figure involved in the organizing around the Los Angeles demonstrations the past several days..

Julie Chavez Rodriguez is grandaughter of Delores Huerta and she too is very political. the entire Chavez family has huge clout and organizational power.

They are why California is a Blue State.. But political hacks in the GOP is trying very hard to make this a Red State through all kinds of machinations, i don't think they will succeed.

Here's to Cesar Chavez!


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