Today, UNITED FARM WORKERS, founded by Cesar Chavez, officially endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.
“Proposition 64 will bring legal justice and job training to communities of color that have been cynically targeted by the failed war on marijuana,” said UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez. “It also extends strong worker and safety protections for those who toil in the fields of this industry and work in every part of the supply chain. UFW is pleased to endorse it.”
The UFW is the nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation.
Proposition 64 is a consensus measure based on recognized best practices and recommendations from hundreds of engaged citizens and organizations. It includes strong safeguards for children, workers, local governments and small businesses and strict anti-monopoly provisions and the toughest warning label and marketing-to-kids laws in the nation.
It is supported by the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), California Academy of Preventative Medicine, California Nurses Association and the California Medical Association — as well as a bipartisan group of federal, state and local elected officials, and an unprecedented coalition including environmental leaders, business owners, small farmers, civil rights groups, public safety experts and social justice advocates.
Source – California campaign press release