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Chavez Stamp Issued

The U.S. Postal Service today issued a commemorative stamp honoring the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, only the 3rd honoring a Hispanic leader. It was issued on the 10th anniversary of his death.

The commemorative stamp was unveiled at a ceremony at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles. Governor Davis, Mayor James Hahn, the Chavez family and several hundred people were at the unveiling.

The stamp is only available at post offices in Los Angeles on its first day. It will be available at post offices nationwide starting tomorrow. The Postal Service has printed 75 million of the stamps, which uses an image painted by illustrator Robert Rodriguez.

Chavez is best known as the founder of the United Farm Workers of America.