Carly Fiorina Applauds Comprehensive Water Plan, Calls for Federal Action at Fresno-area Town Hall Meeting
Says Boxer has turned a deaf ear to tens of thousands of Central Valley farmers and workers
Clovis, CA – Speaking with local residents at a town-hall style meeting at Wawona Frozen Foods, one of California’s leading agri-businesses, U.S. Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina today called the comprehensive water package passed yesterday by the state Legislature a historic step forward to ensure families, farmers and businesses have long-term access to water. In addition, she called for short-term action in Washington to help get water flowing in the Central Valley.
“The comprehensive water plan passed yesterday in Sacramento is a long-awaited, historic step forward for California’s families, farmers and businesses. This plan is subject to voter approval and in the long term this plan will ensure a safe, reliable water supply for Californians, maintain the agricultural economy and communities of the Central Valley, bring more economic development and jobs all the while putting into place important environmental safeguards. Now it is time for the federal government to take action to help restore jobs in the short term,” said Fiorina.
Earlier this year Fiorina visited the Central Valley to learn first-hand about the impact of California’s water crisis on farmers and farm workers. Following that visit she called for immediate action at the federal level to get water supplies flowing to the region in an opinion-editorial in the Fresno Bee. Click here to read that editorial.
“It is outrageous that almost 40,000 California farmers and farm workers in our Central Valley are out of work because we can’t find a balance between protecting our environment and protecting the economy,” Fiorina said. “Common sense would tell us that it shouldn’t take an act of Congress to put the urgent needs of people ahead of a small fish. Apparently it does and unfortunately Barbara Boxer has been anything but a champion in the Senate for our farmers and farm workers,” continued Fiorina. “Ideology should not triumph over common sense and compassion. That’s why I’m running to be California’s next U.S. Senator – to bring commonsense solutions and people together to deliver much-needed water, create jobs and get our economy moving again.”
On Wednesday, Fiorina officially announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. She is traveling across the state this week holding town-hall style meetings and delivering remarks on crucial economic issues.