GALLERY: Swipe to see the United Farm Workers efforts at the California State Capitol Building

Gov. Newsom has until the end of September to sign AB 2183


Chris Woodard

Protestors stand in solidarity on the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2022. The protesters urge Gov. Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 2183, which was endorsed by President Biden, according to a statement on Sept. 4.

The Unified Farm Workers have held ongoing vigils outside of the California Capitol Building in Sacramento since Aug. 26, urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 2183. Since then, multiple public figures have presented with the farm workers to show support for the cause. 

Tom Morello, American guitarist from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, was one of the most recent public figures that paid a visit to the Capitol on Sept. 21, 2022.

Morello performed a variety of songs, those of which center around the United Farm Workers and what they are put through while out in the fields. 

“For the union men and women standing up and standing strong,” Morello said in one of his songs. 

Sac State students have also shown support to the United Farm Workers. 

Women Studies and Sociology major Chelsea Rodriguez has been following the United Farm Workers movement since their march from Delano to Sacramento. “They deserve an equal voice, regardless of income or social class,” she says. “Those are my roots, those are my people.”

Tyler Coty, who is majoring in Business at Sac State, says it’s great to see this sort of representation because his grandparents are farm workers.

“Marching over to the capital is great in trying to bring more awareness,” Coty said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has until the end of September to make a decision on AB2183.