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Monday, February 22, 2016
Farm Workers Union Makes Bold Statement Endorsing Joe Dunn for Congress
Santa Ana, Calif. – The United Farm Workers have endorsed Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign
“Joe Dunn has been a champion for farm workers and their families,” said Arturo Rodríguez, President of the United Farm Workers. “He’s visited with our workers in the fields, heard their stories, and taken action to help strengthen their voices for better wages and safer working conditions.”
Joe Dunn and his family marched with farm workers from Merced to Sacramento in support of stronger rights for farm workers and he joined farm workers in hunger strikes to protest sweatshop conditions in tomato fields.
The farm workers join Joe’s growing list of support from working families, including endorsements from the Orange County Employees Association, Operating Engineers Local 501, Orange County Attorney’s Association, and Senator Connie Leyva, the former President of the California Labor Federation AFL-CIO.
Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience standing up to the establishment and holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. He’s empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.
Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.
Joe lives with his wife, Diane, in their Santa Ana home of nearly twenty years. They have two adult children, Sarah and John. California’s 46th Congressional District includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.
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