Press Call: Discussing New Legislation to Protect Immigrant Farmworkers

***PRESS CALL***
TUESDAY, May 9
12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT
DIAL IN: 877-876-9176; PASSCODE: IMMIGRATION
 
PRESS CALL: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Gutiérrez, United Farm Workers, Farmworker Justice, and Farmers to Discuss New Legislation to Protect Immigrant Farmworkers
 
Washington, DC —On a press call Tuesday, May 9 at 12:30pm EST, Senator Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein will join United Farm Worker President Arturo Rodriguez,  farm workers, and farm owners to discuss the widespread implications of Trump’s immigration policies and the Agricultural Worker Program Act, legislation introduced by Senators Feinstein, Leahy (D-VT), Bennet (D-CO), Hirono (D-HI), and Harris (D-CA) to protect farm workers from deportation and put them on a pathway to legalization and citizenship. More information about the new legislation is available here.


Trump’s Mass Deportation strategy has produced fear tidal waves throughout not only the immigrant communities, but all sectors of the labor force — as over half of all United States farm workers are undocumented, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and over 8 million undocumented immigrants contribute to America’s workforce, according to Pew Research Center.
 
WHO:
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
Sagrario Arellano, Dairy Worker from Centralia, WA
Lourdes Cardenas, Grape Worker, Central Valley California
Bruce Goldstein, President, Farmworker Justice
Shah Kazemi, President and Owner, Monterey Mushrooms (the nation’s largest mushroom farm with operations in CA, FL, TN, TX, IL, and PA)
Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America (Moderator)
 
WHEN: TUESDAY, May 9 at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT
 
DIAL IN: 877-876-9176; PASSCODE: IMMIGRATION