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Community cleanup to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 21:46:11-04

Tucson Police and community members spent their Cesar Chavez Day at a cleanup event in the Sunset Villa neighborhood.

Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero organized the event to celebrate Chavez's mission to serve the community. 

"We felt that when we approved the Cesar Chavez holiday for the city of Tucson that it not be a day of rest, but a day of action," said Romero. 



Chavez would have been 90-years-old today and his birthday is a paid city holiday. 

Chavez was a labor leader and civil rights activist who fought to improve working conditions for workers. 

For the past three years, Romero honored him by organizing a day of service. 

There will be a Cesar Chavez march and rally tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. at Pueblo High School tomorrow. The march will end at Rudy Garcia Park.