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United Farm Workers for Davis



The United Farm Workers on Tuesday endorsed Jim Davis for governor, calling him a longtime advocate for issues critical to working families, including education and health care.

"There are thousands of Floridians who work hard everyday, but go unrecognized and unprotected by our lawmakers,” said Evelia Menjivar, UFW national vice president from Quincy. "Jim Davis’ campaign is solidly based on the idea that everyday, working Floridians -- all of them -- should have a voice in Tallahassee."

The union has 135,000 members in Florida. Davis said he was "deeply honored" by the endorsement. "Together, we’ll fight to make Florida a better place for the millions of working families who are sweating to achieve the American dream.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:06pm]


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