Labor Icon, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers, and Civil Rights Leader Announces Support for Mike Eng.

EL MONTE, CA — Mike Eng, a Democratic former State Assemblymember from Monterey Park, announced that he has earned the support of Labor icon & Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta, for his State Senate candidacy.

“When we ask who the greatest champions of all time for working people in California are, certainly Dolores Huerta is at the top of the list for many,” Eng stated. “I first learned of her leadership when I was a student at UCLA, and I never dreamed that one day down the road I would earn her support for my State Senate campaign. That day has arrived, and I’m truly honored to be endorsed by the legendary Dolores Huerta.”

“As a highly respected and nationally recognized labor and civil rights leader, Dolores’ life has been dedicated to fighting for the less fortunate and has distinguished herself as a champion for labor rights, women’s rights, environmental justice, and rights for immigrants. I look forward to partnering with her to fight for these important issues in Sacramento,” Eng concluded.

Mike’s campaign for State Senate has gathered a huge amount of momentum lately with major endorsements from Dolores Huerta and organizations like the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the California Democratic Party, UFCW, SEIU California, Communication Workers of America, International Longshore Workers Unions, Equality California, numerous members of the State Assembly and Senate, and the vast majority of elected officials from communities within the 22nd State Senate District. All of the best known District leaders – including incumbent Senator Ed Hernandez, Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger, Congressmembers Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano and Assemblymember Ed Chau – are supporting Mike.

Mike Eng previously served in the State Assembly, on the L.A. Community College District Board of Trustees, and on the Monterey Park City Council.