Tuesday, June 14, 2016

(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) adjourned the Assembly in the memory of the Helen F. Chavez, wife of farm worker labor leader Cesar Chavez.  Mrs. Chavez was 88 years old.  She was surround by her seven surviving children, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren at the time of her passing.  “I had the great privilege of personally knowing Helen,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “For 88 years, she was a force of quiet strength, but the legacy she leaves behind will echo for generations.  Never one to grandstand, she worked hard behind the scenes devoting her life to fighting for a brighter future. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.  Today, we join them in celebration of a life well lived.”  Watch this Assembly Access Video to see Assemblymember Salas’s touching tribute to Helen Chavez.