Monday, May 14, 2012
Dolores Huerta To Visit New Mexico On Behalf of Marty Chavez
This week, United Farm Workers co-founder and upcoming Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Dolores Huerta will visit New Mexico in support of former Albuquerque Mayor and current Congressional candidate Marty Chavez.
In endorsing Chavez last year, Huerta said, “I have known Marty personally for many, many years and I can attest to his skills as a bold and innovative thinker. Simply put, Marty is the kind of leader the working class needs; someone who will put the needs of ordinary working families ahead of the corporate elite. That's why I'm proud to endorse Marty for Congress.”
On May 15th and 16th, Huerta will join Chavez for a reception at the home of Bernalillo Mayor Jack Torres, meet with local labor leaders for a roundtable discussion on current issues facing labor unions and working families, knock on doors in the South Valley, stop by campaign headquarters and visit a local community healthcare facility.
Visit to Chavez Campaign Headquarters:
WHO: United Farm Workers co-founder and upcoming Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Dolores Huerta and Congressional Candidate Marty Chavez
WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: 124 Quincy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Marty claims to be a labor leader?!
The Marty Chavez who now claims to support labor joined Republicans in the City Council to oppose increasing the minimum wage supported by unions and progressive members of the City Council and forced a settlement on a much smaller increase that was not indexed to inflation? Yes it was the same Marty Chavez.
The same Chavez who pushed to privatize the management of the Albuquerque Convention Center and other public services that would have undercut public employee union jobs? Yes, that was Marty Chavez.
Oh yes, and the same Marty Chavez who before dropping out of the 2008 U.S. Senate primary, mocked progressive Tom Udall as “far to the left” and described himself as a “moderate Democrat” who is “pro-business”. He further went on to viciously attack Udall as “endangering national security.”
And who can forget Marty Chavez on TV, belligerently crossing the union picket line to get to his swank dinner in Boston, while his wife and daughter refused to do follow him? Yes, that’s the same Marty Chavez who is now attempting to set himself up as a labor leader.
Don’t believe what his campaign says, just look at his record.
Posted by: Sincere labor supporter | May 16, 2012 11:34:06 AM
Just another of Marty's cynical ploys to cast himself as a real Democrat. He's not.
Marty has some individual friends who have endorsed him, but who have the labor unions endorsed? Eric Griego.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | May 16, 2012 11:40:13 AM
It's too bad she's supporting him. Marty Chavez clearly failed to mention to her that he has a terrible labor record, like fighting against Martin Heinrich on the minimum wage increase and crossing the picket line in Boston. Or who can forget how he tried to marginalize Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich and Eric Griego by saying they're too liberal.
Posted by: Downtown Progressive | May 16, 2012 11:41:18 AM