Feb. 3, 2022
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Historic farm worker organization founded by Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta says South Texas is ready for a new generation of leaders
South Texas— United Farm Workers, the legacy organization of the labor movement led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, has officially endorsed Michelle Vallejo for congressional district 15.
“I come from a big family of farm workers and immigrants, and I am so inspired by the UFW’s legacy of relentlessly advocating for working-class families like mine,” progressive Democrat Vallejo said. “The unprecedented moment we’re living in calls for a new generation of leaders to carry and continue the UFW’s legacy, and I am committed to that promise for all South Texans.”
Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues to actively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as worker protections, pesticides and immigration reform.
Recently, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) declared TX-15 as a top priority to keep the U.S. House of Representatives with a Democratic majority. The district is expected to be one of the most competitive races in the country after the controversial GOP-led redistricting that civil rights leaders say dilutes the power of historically disenfranchised voters.
Michelle Vallejo is progressive Democrat running for Congress in Texas’ 15th district. She is from Alton, Texas, and is a community advocate and social entrepreneur. Learn more at michellefortx15.com.