On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Hillary Clinton came to Fresno on Sunday to thank the United Farm Workers for supporting her campaign for president and ask that they now turn that support toward electing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Speaking to a crowd of about 600 people at the union's constitutional convention in downtown Fresno, the New York Democrat also pledged to continue pressing for immigration reform in Congress, including a provision that would give more than a million undocumented workers in the country a path toward citizenship.
"I stood up for you because I know America can do better," Clinton told members of the union that endorsed her in February's California Democratic presidential primary. She said the union's work has helped make visible the plight of some of the country's lowest-paid workers. The last time Clinton made a campaign stop in Fresno, last October, she was stumping for her own candidacy for president.
On Sunday, speaking before a crowd that cheered for her as they held up "Obama '08" placards, Clinton praised the man to whom she conceded her party's nomination in June as a politician who also would fight for the union's causes.
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