Edward James Olmos is amongst a slate of stars, public officials and other dignitaries who have been named as honorary co-chairs of the United Farm Workers' (UFW) 50th anniversary celebration.
The celebration will take place throughout the year, with co-chairs attending events and assisting with promotions, marking the birth of "the oldest Latino organization to come out of the 1960s civil rights movement. It is the largest farm worker organization in the U.S.
Other luminaries include Eva Longoria, Diego Luna, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Martin Sheen, America Ferrera, Danny Glover, Ed Begley Jr., Benito Martinez, screenwriter Keir Pearson, musical superstars Kris Kristofferson, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), California Senate President proTempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView, Dr. Robert Ross President and CEO, The California Endowment, Janet Murguia, NCLR President & CEO, Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, and Arturo Vargas, NALEO Executive Director.