BOBBY AND HILLARY AT UFW CONVENTION THIS WEEKEND
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Robert Kennedy Jr. will speak in Fresno this weekend at the United Farm Workers of America’s 18th Constitutional Convention.
Kennedy will speak on behalf of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fresno Convention Center.
On Sunday, Clinton will address the convention at 2 p.m. The convention will focus on the union’s campaign for the AgJobs bill, a bi-partisan measure that would allow undocumented workers to earn legal status in the United States. Obama and Clinton are co-authors of the legislative measure negotiated between the UFW and the agriculture industry.
Former Assembly speaker Fabian Núñez, author of the UFW-sponsored bill, will premiere “California’s Harvest of Shame,” a 20-minute documentary he produced in the Central Valley. The film focuses on the failure to enforce state laws and regulations that protect farmworkers. For more information, go to www.ufw.org
Bobby then heads for Denver, where a special tribute to his ailing uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy, is planned for Monday night. Senator Clinton will headline the convention speakers Tuesday night.