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February 01, 2004

Kerry Gets Farmworkers Endorsement

The United Farm Workers (UFW) union has come out strongly for Kerry:

More than three and a half decades after Cesar Chavez embraced Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign, the United Farm Workers proudly supports Senator John Kerry for President because he shares our vision of helping Latinos and all people achieve the decent life America promises those who work hard for a living...

We trust Senator Kerry because of his long history with us, from participating in the grape boycott during the mid-1970s to supporting the right of California strawberry workers to organize in the late 1990s.

While Kerry has played it safe as a Senator in the 1990s, it is worth emphasizing that his activism in the 1970s is far deeper than a lot of folks dismissing him as a typical "DC politician" warrant.

Posted by Nathan at February 1, 2004 03:59 PM