United Farm Workers Endorses Hillary Clinton

United Farm Workers Endorses Hillary Clinton

The United Farm Workers (UFW), founded by Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Wednesday night.

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Arturo S. Rodriguez, who heads the group, the largest farm workers union in the country, said the support came after many discussions within UFW and an interview with the former secretary of state.

"Hillary Clinton has the strong resolve needed to make change happen," Rodriguez said in a statement. "And she is the best equipped to defeat the nativist, hateful forces of the current Republican front-runner." He added: She is the “most respectful leader our country needs now.”

This isn’t the first time the union, active in 10 states, has endorsed Clinton. The group backed her during the 2008 primary over then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

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Huerta, a prominent labor leader who co-founded UFW in 1962, is also championing Clinton.