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Senate Bill 11 - SB 11 would formally recognize March 31st as Cesar Chavez Day in Ohio each year. The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is proud to have partnered with Senator Charleta Tavares to initiate this legislation.. Cesar Chavez is the most recognized Latino civil rights leader in the United States, and dedicated his life to improving the wages and working conditions for farm workers across America. Ohio is home to 43,250 migrant or seasonal farm workers that have helped make food production and agriculture the leading industries in Ohio. OCHLA is a strong proponent of this bill and will continue to advocate for its passage. SB 11 has been referred to the Senate Local Government Committee, and has received one hearing where Senator Tavares presented sponsor testimony.