Jesse Rojas attacks Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez for “betraying farm workers” when he is a Republican political consultant paid to support a grower that has been convicted of some of the most egregious violations in California farm labor history.
The organization he works for won’t even reveal who funds their attacks.
Here are some facts: Lorena Gonzalez authored historic state legislation providing phased in overtime pay after eight hours a day for farm workers, ending in California their racist 81-year exclusion from federal law.
Her leadership in the legislature was essential for passing an important farm worker affordable housing bill this year and administrative action banning the child brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Gonzalez authored the state law banning ICE agents from courthouses.
Lorena Gonzalez is a farm worker champion.
Teresa Romero, President
United Farm Workers
Times of San Diego welcomes publishing thoughtful letters about current issues. Please send to email@example.com for consideration.