The Navy Named a Ship After Cesar Chavez

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On Wednesday, the Navy named a new ship in its fleet after labor activist Cesar Chavez. "Cesar Chavez inspired young Americans to do what is right and what is necessary to protect our freedoms and our country," explained Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "The Cesar Chavez will sail hundreds of thousands of miles and will bring support and assistance to thousands upon thousands of people. His example will live on in this great ship." But! Not everybody is happy! Like California Republican Republican Duncan Hunter. "This decision shows the direction the Navy is heading. Naming a ship after Cesar Chavez goes right along with other recent decisions by the Navy that appear to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition." Senator Barbara Boxer was into it, though, noting that Chavez "worked tirelessly to promote fair working conditions and equal rights for all Americans."