Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City To Honor Activist.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

* New Mexico takes another look at how to remember Cesar Chavez

On the eve of what would have been Cesar Chavez's 74th birthday, New Mexico is taking a renewed look at memorializing the famed human-rights crusader.

The first-ever parade honoring Chavez in Santa Fe starts at 1 p.m. Sunday from the the Santa Fe Country Club. A stalled, 5-year-old project in Albuquerque to collect a million keys and melt them for a bronze memorial is expected to move forward next year, organizers say.

And after failed attempts by the Legislature to get a state holiday dedicated in his honor past Gov. Gary Johnson's desk, press secretary Diane Kinderwater said the governor will give the measure new consideration.

All this bodes well for Sam Baca, a Santa Fe native who worked in the 1970s with Chavez and the union he started, the United Farm Workers, to encourage consumer boycotts of grapes and lettuce in Michigan. …

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