Georgia Democrats Think Overworked Federal Employees Need Another Holiday

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.

10 comments

  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Sorry, giving me an additional day off is not a waste of time 🙂
    Of course, what I’d do spending that day off would probably be a waste of time.

    • polisavvy says:

      Since you indicated you would benefit from this holiday, can we assume that you are a state worker who is blogging on a state computer on state time given the fact that it is not 5:00 yet?

  2. tocallaghan says:

    Typical Pete Marin. He only comes out of his hole to advocate for some silly “pro-hispanic” piece of legislation.

  3. AubieTurtle says:

    I have a lot of respect for Cesar Chavez but from a practical point of view, any organization can only afford so many holidays. We combined Lincoln and Washington into President’s Day, could be combine Cesar Chavez and MLK into Civil Rights Day? Seems like a better idea to celebrate the rights these men fought for than the men themselves anyway.

    Interesting fact about Cesar Chavez… he turned in illegals to the equivalent of ICE/INS of the time. So few people know that. He wanted to protect workers rights and knew an unlimited supply of workers entering the country illegally who had no rights would undercut the wages and benefits of those here legitimately. Of course this is a big reason why we can’t do much about illegal immigration now… there are too many companies dependent on having access to cheap labor at third world prices.

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