President Obama was in the south valley on Monday to honor labor leader César Chávez.
Chávez' work in social justice is legendary here in the valley. The president visited the last home Chavez lived in to officially designate it as a national monument. It is in the south valley foothill town of Keene.
Chávez fought for the rights of farm workers by organizing marches and hunger strikes. He also co-founded a labor union that became the United Farm Workers of America.
"In the years to come generations of Americans will stand where we stand and see a piece of history a tribute to a great man and a great movement," said the President.
While most would agree the monument is deserved some are questioning the president's motives. One former activist says it looks like a political move to get the Latino vote.