United Farm Workers Announces Endorsement of Patricia Campos-Medina for the U.S. Senate

Jun 3, 2024 | Press Release

United Farm Workers is a national organization founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, focused on empowering migrant farmworkers and improving their wages and working conditions. 

Califon, NJ—The Patricia Campos-Medina campaign proudly announces our latest endorsement from United Farm Workers, marking another significant milestone of gathering support for her historic bid to become the first woman from New Jersey to serve in the U.S. Senate. This endorsement from United Farm Workers injects substantial momentum into Patricia Campos-Medina’s campaign, confirming that she is the candidate who will fiercely advocate for working families across the state and beyond. 

“The endorsement from United Farm Workers fills me with immense gratitude and a profound sense of responsibility,” expressed Campos-Medina. “Their support not only reaffirms their dedication to championing workers’ representation but it also strengthens my resolve to be a powerful voice for our diverse workforce in the United States Senate. I am deeply committed to amplifying the voices of every hardworking family in New Jersey and all across the United States. These families and workers are the backbone of our economy, and they deserve a strong advocate who will ensure that their rights, health, and livelihoods are fiercely protected in the U.S. Senate, and that person is me.”

Teresa Romero, President of the United Farm Workers, praised Patricia Campos-Medina for her historic candidacy. “The United Farm Workers is proud to endorse Dr. Paticia Campos to represent the State of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Her parents taught her values shared by our farm workers, values which she upholds every day, such as hard work and determination. As a longtime friend of the labor movement, we know that Dr. Campos understands the issues that impact farm workers and low-wage workers. We look forward to her representation in the U.S. Senate.” 

If elected, Patricia Campos Medina would become the first woman, the first Latina, and the first minority woman to be elected to the US Senate from New Jersey and the second Latina in the U.S. Senate. 

About United Farm Workers (UFW)

United Farm Workers (UFW), U.S. labor union founded in the early 1960s as the National Farm Workers Association by the labor leaders and activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong, and other organizers, is the nation’s first enduring and the largest farm workers’ union. It seeks to empower migrant farmworkers and to improve their wages and working conditionsThe UFW is a leader in the national movement for immigration reform with its most recent reform bill for immigrant field workers passing the U.S. House on a broad bipartisan vote last year. The union continues to proactively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers, covering issues such as overtime, heat safety, other worker protections, and pesticides.

ABOUT PATRICIA CAMPOS-MEDINA

Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, a nationally recognized labor leader and community organizer, brings a wealth of experience and a proven record of expertise to her candidacy for the United States Senate. With three decades of dedicated service in grassroots and union organizing, electoral campaigns, government affairs, and organizational management, Patricia is a proven champion for working families. Her commitment to higher education and labor education is reflected in her academic journey, from earning a scholarship to attend Cornell University to achieving a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Patricia’s journey as the daughter of immigrant workers escaping civil war informs her dedication to championing education as the key to a brighter future. Her resilience and commitment to diversity and inclusivity stand as pillars in her quest to represent all New Jerseyans in the U.S. Senate. As a policy expert, Patricia has demonstrated leadership in national and state legislative campaigns, where she has tirelessly fought to protect the rights of American workers, ensuring their ability to join unions and advocating for workplace safety, affordable healthcare, and dignified retirements. Patricia Campos-Medina is not just another candidate; she is a Jersey Girl ready to restore integrity, accountability, and trust in our politics, fighting for the opportunities every working family deserves. For more information about Patricia Campos-Medina’s campaign and our commitment to working families, please visit www.Patricia4Senate.com.