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September 24 2021

September 24, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC –  Farmworker Justice stands in solidarity with the Haitian immigrant and advocate community in condemning the U.S. government’s cruel and inhumane treatment of Haitians seeking asylum at the southern border.  Farmworker Justice for decades has … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement Regarding Mistreatment of Haitian Immigrants by the U.S. Government

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September 24 2021

Paraquat is associated with Parkinson’s Disease, other serious health effects Contacts – Erin Fitzgerald, efitzgerald@earthjustice.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA —  Today, farmworker groups, environmentalists, and health organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving the continued use … Read more Groups Sue EPA for Allowing Use of Deadly Pesticide for 15 More Years

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September 20 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Undocumented immigrant farmworkers were dealt a setback on Sunday night. The Senate Parliamentarian issued an opinion stating that immigration reforms proposed by Senate Democrats should not be included in the Build … Read more Senate Leadership to Push Forward on Immigration Reform after Parliamentarian’s Opinion on Build Back Better Budget Reconciliation Bill

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September 15 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 14, 2021 Los Angeles – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 – Farmworker Justice celebrated 40 years of farmworker advocacy this evening with a red carpet awards event featuring such icons and celebrities as Dolores Huerta, Eva Longoria Baston, Bel … Read more Farmworker Justice Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy With Elaborate Red Carpet Awards Event in L.A.

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September 10 2021

MEDIA ALERT – LOS ANGELES – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Tuesday, September 14, 2021  – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, DTLA WHAT:  Farmworker Justice Awards – Los Angeles. To kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrities and Latino community VIPs turn out … Read more EVA LONGORIA AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERS HONORED AT FARMWORKER JUSTICE – LOS ANGELES AWARDS

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September 10 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – On September 7, 2021, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced that $700 million would be made available through the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) program to assist farmworkers and food processing (including meatpacking) workers with COVID-19 related … Read more USDA Announced $700 Million in Grant Funding for Farm and Farm Workers Impacted by COVID-19

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September 03 2021

MEDIA ALERT – LOS ANGELES – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Tuesday, September 14, 2021  – LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, DTLA WHAT:  Farmworker Justice Awards – Los Angeles. To kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrities and Latino community VIPs turn out … Read more CELEBRITIES AND INFLUENCERS TURN OUT FOR FARMWORKER JUSTICE – LOS ANGELES AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERS AND HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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August 24 2021

Farmworker Justice applauds the House of Representatives for voting today to approve a budget resolution that includes $105 billion to establish a legalization program for undocumented immigrant farmworkers, other essential workers, Dreamers, and TPS holders through budget reconciliation.  Budget reconciliation … Read more Congress Moves Toward Immigration Reform Through Budget Reconciliation

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August 18 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – On August 18, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on all  use in agricultural production of food of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been documented to negatively impact the health of farmworkers and have … Read more EPA Bans Agricultural Uses of Chlorpyrifos in Historic Win for Farmworker Safety

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August 03 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – 08/02/21 – Last week, the Biden Administration made the alarming announcement that it intends to expand temporary foreign worker programs as part of its effort to address the humanitarian crisis in Central America. The Administration’s reliance on … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement Opposing Administration Plans to Expand Temporary Foreign Worker Programs to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Central America

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