San Fernando Valley, CA – Today, Monica Rodriguez’s campaign announced that the United Farmworkers, the nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union has endorsed her campaign for City Council.
“Monica Rodriguez is an experienced leader with a deep commitment to fighting for working families and social justice issues. The men and women of the United Farm Workers of America stand in solidarity strongly supporting Monica Rodriguez’s campaign for Los Angeles City Council.”
-United Farm Workers of America President Arturo S. Rodriguez
Growing up in a working family, the daughter of a Los Angeles firefighter, Monica has devoted her life to empowering communities, children, and working families. The UFW’s historic work championing civil right and rights for workers as well as their current work toward a bipartisan solution for immigration reform provides another boost in support for Monica Rodriguez’s campaign.
In winning this key endorsement, Monica Rodriguez said: “I am humbled to have earned the support of the hardworking men and women of the United Farmworkers Association. Since the early 1960’s the Cesar Chavez, and the UFW have courageously led efforts to fight for workers rights, equality, and dignity for working families.”
A bipartisan, broad-based grassroots coalition has united in support for Monica Rodriguez’s campaign. Hundreds of local community leaders, educators, small business owners, environmentalists, and working families in the Northeast San Fernando Valley are supporting her campaign. She also won the endorsements of the United Firefighters Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles School Police Officers Association, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, SEIU-USWW, Laborers Local 300, Teamsters Joint Council 42, as well as endorsements from both Democrats and Republicans, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Mayor Richard Riordan, Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Kathryn Barger, as well as California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Congressmember Tony Cardenas.