* Supporters of Fred Ross, Sr.


In early 2013, dozens of prominent leftists urged President Barack Obama to award, posthumously, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Fred Ross Sr., a Saul Alinsky-trained radical who mentored both Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Among those who exhorted Obama to honor Ross were: Karen BassXavier BecerraKim BoboHeather BoothBarbara BoxerMichael CapuanoWilliam Lacy ClayRosa Delauro, Maria EchavesteSam FarrDiane FeinsteinRaúl Grijalva, Kamala HarrisRoger Hickey, Mike HondaMazie HironoDolores HuertaBenjamin JealousBarbara LeeAlan Lowenthal, Ben Ray LujanMichelle Lujan-GrishamJim McGovern, Grace NapolitanoNancy PelosiFrances Fox PivenCharles RangelRobert ReichLucille Roybal-AllardJan SchakowskyMartin Sheen, Albio SiresHilda Solis, Mark TakanoJuan VargasAntonio Villaraigosa, and Maxine Waters.