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Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:12 AM

United Farm Workers endorse Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is receiving the endorsement of the United Farm Workers, the largest farmworkers union in the country.

The union, active in 10 states, has a largely Latino membership, a key voting bloc for Clinton in both the primary and general elections. She received their endorsement over then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primary.

United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez says the group spent a year discussing the race and recently interviewed Clinton for an hour on her positions.

Clinton, says Rodriguez in a statement, is "the strong, most respectful leader our country needs now."

"Hillary Clinton has the strong resolve needed to make change happen," he says. "And she is the best equipped to defeat the nativist, hateful forces of the current Republican front-runner."

The Latino vote has split between Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders in recent primary contests. Her team sees galvanizing Latino support as a key part of their strategy to defeat GOP front-runner Donald Trump.


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article63753972.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply United Farm Workers endorse Hillary Clinton (Original post)
ismnotwasm Mar 2016 OP
Cha Mar 2016 #1
William769 Mar 2016 #2
betsuni Mar 2016 #3
livetohike Mar 2016 #4
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #5
HillareeeHillaraah Mar 2016 #6
NurseJackie Mar 2016 #7
misterhighwasted Mar 2016 #8
Rose Siding Mar 2016 #9
misterhighwasted Mar 2016 #12
ismnotwasm Mar 2016 #14
yallerdawg Mar 2016 #10
great white snark Mar 2016 #11
misterhighwasted Mar 2016 #13
UtahLib Mar 2016 #15
Haveadream Mar 2016 #16
brer cat Mar 2016 #17

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:14 AM

1. Clinton, says Rodriguez in a statement, is "the strong, most respectful leader our country needs now

Awesome endorsement.. thank you, ism!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:15 AM

2. Let's see them find a bus big enough to throw this union under.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:18 AM

3. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:30 AM

4. This is great! n/t

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:31 AM

5. Yes more for under the bus, but I love this bunch under the bus,

They are the greatest.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:41 AM

6. K&R !

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:41 AM

7. Throwing so many groups and individuals "under the bus" seems to be a foolish strategy ...

... for any candidate (or candidate's supporters) who actually believe they have a chance at winning the nomination.

I mean... think about it... what if you miraculously WIN the nomination? Would you still have the enthusiastic support of all those groups and individuals during the general election? Or would you have to waste time and money trying to "court" them for their affections again?

So... are they making a strategic mistake? Or, in spite of their aggressive rhetoric, do they actually believe they don't have a chance at winning the nomination?

Note to Jury: No candidate or candidate's supporters were insulted or smeared in this post. These are my observations and opinions only. My questions are with regard to the wisdom of the strategy of making "enemies" (so to speak) of groups and individuals that may be needed at a later time. Questions like this are legitimate, and fair, and not against the rules.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:30 AM

8. Leaders & Organizers. Dragging themselves through the fires of hell for Human Rights

HISTORY OF UFW

Interesting read.
Who they are, how & why they came to be.

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For more than a century farmworkers had been denied a decent life in the fields and communities of California's agricultural valleys.
Essential to the state's biggest industry, but only so long as they remained exploited and submissive farmworkers had tried but failed
so many times to organize the giant agribusiness farms that most observers considered it a hopeless task.
And yet by the early 1960's things were beginning to change beneath the surface.
Within another fifteen years more than 50,000 farmworkers were protected by union contracts.

THE RISE OF THE UFW

CONDITIONS OF FARM WORKERS & THEIR WORK

 NEW ORGANIZATIONS, NEW POSSIBILITIES

BEFORE THE BEGINNING

IT STARTED IN DELANO

SQUEEZING THE COMPANIES WITH A BOYCOT

THE BIGGER THEY ARE..

LA HUELGA CONTINUES

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In cities around the country UFW support became stronger. UFWOC, as Chavez had envisioned, had become both a union and a civil rights movement, and this was the key to its success.
The dual character of the farmworkers organization gave it a depth of moral pressure and sense of mission felt by members and supporters alike.
It seemed as if the farmworkers of California had finally created a union that would last.

http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&inc=history/03.html

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The struggle of slave labor, from African Americans to Latinos, to all women, children & men who are exploited by another, whether in the US or arould the world.
It goes directly to Hillary Clinton's lifelong global advocacy for Human Rights.

This is why she has the massive support of a very diverse base. The type of people who walk this walk, have dragged themselves through the fires of hell for Human Rights, however long it may take.


Equal Rights are Human Rights Once & For All
HRC

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:55 AM

9. Estoy con ella

UFW dismissed as being the establishment in 5....4....3....2....1....

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:14 AM

12. lol, here it comes..

Bernie's campaign continues to morph into its true self.
As his base grows smaller & smaller.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 12:37 PM

14. Oh that was accomplished

As fast as they could

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:06 AM

10. Another difference between the two candidates.

The 'youth' don't like Hillary? "I'm going to take care of you!"

'People of color' don't like Bernie? "They are low-information voters who shouldn't really count in those Red States, and we still have plenty of 'our' states left!"

This is the unity Hillary is speaking of now! What will make us whole!

Thank you, Hillary!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:10 AM

11. Look at all of these billionaire migrant farm workers cozying up.

Great endorsement for Hillary.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:33 AM

13. I'm With Her. Hillary's NY Victory Lap 3/2/2016

# I'm With Her


?

Hillary Clinton: Home in New York for a Victory Lap
3/2/2016



PICS!!!
http://still4hill.com/2016/03/02/hillary-clinton-home-in-new-york-for-a-victory-lap/

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:08 PM

15. K&R. nt

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 02:05 PM

16. Si Si Puede!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:47 PM

17. Great news, ism!

Thanks for posting.

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