Cesar Chavez would have been 81 years old today. The man known for supporting immigrant farm workers is called a hero among the Latino community.
Singer Carlos Santana says "si se pueda" means "you can create a miracle." And, that's just what it might take to get a national Cesar Chavez Day.
California, and many other states, do set aside today. But, congress has a rule that states no bill declaring a national holiday can be introduced.
And, not everyone agrees it should be a national holiday.
Still, backers of the movement remain hopeful. After all, that's just what Chaves stood for, people coming together to make a difference.
Last year, many students at Sparks High School walked out of class to demonstrate their support of a Chaves Day. This year, school officials say nothing is planned.
Tonight, there will be a celebration of Casar Chavez Day at Circus Circus. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner will be served. For more information, please call 348-8850.
For more information on the push to make Cesar Chaves Day a national holiday, please click on the link.