HONORING ARCHIE ARCHULETA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 39
(Extensions of Remarks - March 05, 2019)

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                       HONORING ARCHIE ARCHULETA


                            HON. BEN McADAMS

                                of utah

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  Mr. McADAMS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of one of 
Utah's finest. On January 25th, Utah lost Archie Archuleta--a longtime 
community activist. Archie was a shining beacon of hope, leading by 
example on how to be a champion for marginalized groups and for the 
causes of civil liberties and peace in the State of Utah. He believed 
that ``truth needs witnesses'' and each person's voice matters.
  Archie was born near Grand Junction, Colorado, the child of farm 
workers who picked sugar beets, lettuce and other crops. After getting 
his bachelor's degree in education, he came to Salt Lake to teach 
elementary school. He met the love of his life, Lois, and together they 
raised five children.
  Archie served as president of the Coalition of La Raza for nine years 
and for his work on behalf of the Latino Community, he was recognized 
by many for his efforts.
  I'll always remember Archie's calls and visits to my office to share 
his thoughts and advice. He cared deeply about our community and worked 
hard to make all of us better. I was inspired by Archie's fiery 
speeches at public rallies and humble mentorship in more private 
  Archie was someone bigger than life--a man who left his mark on so 
many of the people with whom he came in contact. We mourn his passing 
but celebrate the legacy of this fierce advocate and gentle teacher.