Ah, the power of the minority to produce non-starters of irrelevence. A group of Democratic state lawmakers has sponsored a resolution supporting a federal holiday to be created to honor Cesar Chavez, according to Jim Tharpe at the AJC.
State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Pedro Marin (D-Duluth) have introduced resolutions in both chambers of the Legislature calling on lawmakers to support the idea of a federal holiday for Chavez. Eight states already have holidays honoring Chavez, whose work led to numerous improvements for farm laborers.
“We need to honor his life,” said state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta). “Like Dr. [Martin Luther] King he was one of the towering figures of the last 60 years in this nation. And we are becoming a blacker and browner state and nation.”
I’m guessing I hit blackjack at the new underground casino before I see this general assembly create a holiday to honor the “accomplishments” of unions. And I’m certain every co-sponsor of this resolution believes the same way.
So, the next time one of them runs to a camera to scream that the Republicans are wasting time on trivial issues (and they are), ask them how far this effort got.