Fresno Bee picks up on our WikiLeaks story about secret UFW deal against workers

The Fresno Bee has picked up on our story about how WikiLeaks released an email about a secret deal between the UFW and Hillary Clinton to smash our farmworker movement. “Hillary Clinton agreed to help United Farm Workers in its conflict with Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, according to internal campaign emails exposed this week by WikiLeaks,” Andrea Castillo reports in the Bee. “The Clinton campaign, however, is questioning the veracity of all the WikiLeaks emails, and held a conference call Friday…

Continue reading

WikiLeaks exposes secret Clinton pledge against farmworker voters in exchange for UFW support

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton secretly promised to help the UFW suppress the votes of thousands of Central Valley farmworkers. WikiLeaks released an internal Clinton campaign email last week that exposed the secret February 21, 2016 pledge. Clinton made the promise as part of a deal for the UFW’s political endorsement against rival Bernie Sanders. After promising to do “everything possible” against Gerawan farmworkers, Clinton met in private with UFW President Arturo Rodriguez, the email shows. “She [Clinton] was asked to…

Continue reading

Washington establishment pours cash into campaign of Dolores Huerta’s son

The political establishment in Washington, D.C. is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the “all but dead” congressional campaign of Dolores Huerta’s son. The Democratic House Majority Political Action Committee “pumped $390,000 into a television attack ad” against Congressman David Valadao to benefit Dolores Huerta’s son who is challenging the lawmaker, the Bakersfield Californian reports. Lawyer Emilio Huerta’s congressional bid for the 21st district was “all but dead” until the money from the Washington establishment started flowing in, according…

Continue reading