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Election Day. Please vote.
"We don't need perfect political systems; we need perfect participation."
--UFW founder Cesar E. Chavez
It seems people say every election is the most important in our lifetime. That's being said about this one too. But Tuesday, November 6 is critical, because so much is at stake when it comes to the issues that matter most to us such as immigration reform, worker rights and how our food is labeled.
We have the opportunity to vote on November 6 not only for our next President but also for U.S. senators and members of Congress, the state Senate and Assembly as well as councilmembers and county supervisors. Several important measures are also on the statewide ballot. We can make a difference in deciding how we are represented at every level, from local to state to federal.
It is our duty to make sure the people we choose to represent us understand our issues and are willing to take a stand and fight for us. Please make sure you cast your vote on Tuesday, November 6.
As an UFW listserve member, we know you get involved. You're the kind of person who votes. By now you've probably decided who you're going to vote for. If you haven't and want the UFW's input, check out our California endorsements to the right.
Have you decided when you're voting? Are you heading to the polls before or after work? If the day is hectic, do you have a back-up plan?
Most important, do you know where your polling place is? It might be at the same place as last year, BUT it also might have changed.
To double check your polling place so you don't have any surprises in the morning, click here or go to http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/find-polling-place.htm.
Thank you & Si Se Puede!
Arturo S. Rodriguez, President
United Farm Workers of America