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Who Was Cesar Chavez and Why Is He in the Oval Office?

Chavez was a typical product of left-wing social Catholicism.

TRADITION, FAMILY AND PROPERTY

On a table in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden keeps framed pictures and busts of those who served as inspiration throughout his long political career. One bust features Cesar Chavez, a distant figure from the sixties. He seems disconnected from the present world. However, such a conclusion is a great mistake.

Who was Cesar Chavez, and why is his bust in the Oval Office?

Cesar Chavez was the key labor organizer that led the 1965-1970 Delano (California) grape strike with his United Farm Workers Association (UFWA, later UFW AFL-CIO). He was the strike’s media star and a typical product of left-wing social Catholicism. He represented the union of the political and religious left. Through him, the religious element was very conspicuous in the California grape strike, the much-publicized Huelga (strike).

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PHOTO CREDIT: Jay Galvin

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