RECOGNIZING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(Extensions of Remarks - September 30, 2002)

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     RECOGNIZING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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                               speech of

                        HON. ANIBAL ACEVEDO-VILA

                             of puerto rico

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 24, 2002

  Mr. ACEVEDO-VILA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of 4-H and I 
urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this important resolution. This 
is a wonderful time to cherish our country's youth and their 
achievements. However, it important to remember those who have fought 
for farmer workers fair treatment. One great example is Dolores Huerta. 
As we mark National Hispanic Heritage Month. I urge the leadership to 
bring House Concurrent Resolution 177 to the floor. This Resolution 
recognizes the achievements of a great American; moreover, of a great 
woman. Dolores Huerta was a leader for farm workers' rights. She was 
the cofounder of American Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. They have 
fought for fair wages, safe working conditions, and against harmful 
pesticides. The Women's Hall of Fame recognized her great achievements 
by inducting her in 1993. Additionally, she has recently been named as 
one of the six women sustaining the American Spirit by the National 
Women's History Project. It is important that we bring special 
attention to this woman's achievements. In closing, as a original co-
sponsor to H. Con. Res. 177, I urge you to bring this to the floor.

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