Gov. Brown honors farm workers

Posted at 12:14 AM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 03:14:08-04

Hundreds united from across California, Oregon and Washington for the United Farm Workers 20th Constitutional Convention.

Celebrities, political leaders and farm workers filled the seats inside of the Rabobank Center in downtown Bakersfield.

Tonight’s speaker was Governor Jerry Brown, who holds a partnership with the UFW foundation for more than 40 years. Brown delivered a speech honoring farm workers for their service and resilience.

During his speech, Brown touched on several topics important to farm workers such as raising the minimum wage, injustices in the fields and the several initiatives he has planned to protect the culture.

"The UFW has done a lot for the farm worker community, so we are all in the same struggle for justice, for dignity and respect for our farm workers," said Martha Sonato, PCUN-Oregon staff.

Brown emphasized the importance of this upcoming election and even voiced his opinion on a certain candidate.

“If Trump is elected, which he won’t be, I’ll build a wall to keep him out of California,” said Governor Jerry Brown.

Officials say more than 2,000 people have RSVP’d to hear former president Bill Clinton deliver a speech during the last day of the UFW convention.