Brown, Whitman debate: candidates court Latino voters

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Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown made appeals to Latino voters Saturday during the second gubernatorial debate in Fresno on Saturday.

‘I cannot win the governor’s race without the Latino vote,’ Whitman said.


Brown talked about his long history fighting for the rights of Latinos, including his support for the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which Brown signed into law in 1975.

That law gave farm workers the right to unionize. Brown noted that the law benefits a number of undocumented immigrants to work in California’s agriculture industry.

--Anthony York