It is very hard to believe that some fellow Californians feel that César Chávez deserves his own state holiday. There have been lots of people who have left a mark on our lives, but we can't go around giving everybody an observed holiday!
I know Chávez did much for working people. But didn't Jimmy Hoffa, too? Does he deserve the same recognition? If we gave everyone that influenced us positively a recognized holiday, we would have months of holidays! Our nation is soft. Suck it up, be proud, but stop looking for the next scam. He was a good, important man, it's official; now move on!