A group of Hispanic farm workers attempted to form a human wall in front of San Francisco City Hall this morning to show their support for gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.

About 30 farm workers and their supporters gathered, shouting, “Con Jerry Brown, si se puede,” roughly meaning, “With Jerry Brown, yes we can!”

Arturo Rodriguez, president of United Farm Workers, which organized the event, said, “We don’t have to guess whether Jerry Brown is going to do something good for farm workers and Latinos in this country. We know he will.”

Andrea Casas, a young woman who held a sign at the demonstration today, said many members of the Latino community are not properly educated about voting issues.

“I think that there’s a lack of information toward the Latino community,” she said.

Casas and others think today’s event, along with two demonstrations by the union on Saturday in Merced and Sacramento, will help inform voters about Brown.

“I especially want to see young people get out to vote,” she said.

The rally today is part of a two-week campaign to reach 100,000 California voters. Rallies already took place in Salinas and Santa Rosa, and more are planned in Oxnard and Coachella.

Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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