Letters to the Editor

Taddeo will be a voice for women

Latinos cannot sit out the 2016 election out — the stakes are just too high. While Florida will play a key role in electing Hillary Clinton as our next president, Florida state needs strong leaders in Congress, politicians who aren’t suspected of voter fraud and who will fight for progressive policies.

Annette Taddeo is the voice we need.

Taddeo supports equal pay, access to healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and reproductive rights. As a businesswoman, she has created new jobs and understands the needs of small business owners.

Taddeo is committed to comprehensive immigration reform and recognizes the importance of bringing the undocumented out of the shadows.

As a woman, Taddeo will fight to ensure women’s access to reproductive health care and control over their own bodies.

When it comes to climate change, we need a leader who believes the science and who will not just talk, but act with urgency. Annette’s personal experiences with the devastation of extreme weather will make her a champion for solutions.

I support Taddeo because we need more qualified women, and especially more Latinas, in Congress.

The absence of Latina representation has consequences. Latinas only make 55 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic man — a disparity that impacts where Latinas live, the schools their children attend, and the money they can save for retirement.

Taddeo is a leader unafraid to take chances, not discouraged by setbacks, and committed to serving the residents of Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

In just a few days, voters will cast their ballots in the primary. Annette Taddeo is a leader who will fight for us.

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union,

Bakersfield, Ca.