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Gov. Brown honors legacy of Cesar Chavez: 'Being a sanctuary state means we are welcoming'

Cesar Chavez - 1993 file photo

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kate Brown will hold a ceremony Thursday to commemorate the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Thursday’s proclamation comes one day before National Cesar Chavez Day.

Gov. Brown says Oregon is a sanctuary state, which means all are welcome to all who live here.

"In Oregon, being a sanctuary state means that we are welcoming and inclusive to all who call our state home," Governor Brown said in a press release. "Cesar Chavez and his contributions to the immigrant and farmworker community reminds us all to honor his social justice legacy by fighting to bring opportunity to all Oregonians."

Brown’s office said the governor will be joined Thursday by Rep. Teresa Alonzo Leon, D-Woodburn, Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, as well as representatives of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Causa Oregon , and other stakeholders.

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