On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a statement expressing her condolences following the death of activist Helen Chavez. The widow of Cesar Chavez, her and her husband worked to build the farmworkers union and ensure farmworkers were paid and treated fairly. Clinton praised her fight for workers and years of service. A copy of her statement is below:

“Helen Chavez spent her entire life fighting for farmworkers to receive the fair wages and benefits that they deserve. Cesar and Helen’s determination and tirelessness in the face of countless obstacles helped countless workers who wanted nothing more than to be treated with respect and dignity to stand up and fight for their rights. Helen’s drive, her desire to see justice, her indomitable spirit, and above all her love guided Cesar through his years of activism, and her perseverance will never be forgotten. My heart and my prayers go out to the entire Chavez family during this difficult time.”