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May 22 2020

To protect farmworkers from the risks posed by COVID-19 and support food supply chains, Congress should tap funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation to ensure farmworkers are protected. “Thanks to the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, the Heroes Act would provide … Read more Congress Should Tap CCC Funds To Protect Farmworkers

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May 21 2020

  The USDA and the FDA announced on Tuesday an agreement between the agencies to collaborate to keep farms and food processing companies running during the pandemic.  The MOU anticipates the potential for disruptions in the harvests of fruits and … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on USDA-FDA MOU to Keep Farms & Packing Houses Running Despite Worker Illness from the Pandemic

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May 12 2020

We are organizations representing the interests of the estimated two to three million US farmworkers, officially deemed “essential workers” by the federal government but denied the aid, rights and protections needed to mitigate the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmworkers … Read more Farmworker Justice and Other Organizations Send Letter of Support to Congress Advocating for Farmworker Priorities in Next CARES Bill

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May 08 2020

Friday, 08 May 2020 For Immediate Release May 8, 2020                                                                            Bruce Goldstein Washington , D.C.                                                                  bgoldstein@farmworkerjustice.org   New Farmworker Justice Report Quantifies Wage Loss to Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers in Proposal in Congress and the Administration             Farmworker Justice, the … Read more New Farmworker Justice Report Quantifies Wage Loss to Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers in Proposal in Congress and the Administration

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April 30 2020

Good afternoon. My name is Alexis Guild. I am the Director of Health Policy and Programs at Farmworker Justice. Farmworker Justice is a national farmworker advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. We appreciate the opportunity to be here today to … Read more Farmworker Justice Press Statement for EWG Press Call on Rep. Khanna and Sen. Warren’s Essential Workers Bill of Rights

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April 21 2020

President Trump’s announcement of a planned executive order to suspend all immigration reportedly will NOT terminate visa processing and hiring of agricultural guestworkers under the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program.  In fact, the Trump Administration has issued a series … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on Trump’s Suspension of Immigration: Agricultural Guestworkers Are Exception and Are Subjected to Dangerous Risks of Exposure to COVID-19 Without Health Care

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March 25 2020

The Trump Administration granted the demand of agricultural employers to have US consulates in Mexico process H-2A agricultural guestworker visas during the COVID-19 pandemic despite halting most other visa processes.  But we have not seen evidence that the Administration is … Read more Farmworker Advocates Seek Protections Against COVID-19 for Agricultural Guestworkers

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March 20 2020

As rural communities brace for the arrival of the novel coronavirus, a coalition of organizations representing rural communities is urging the administration to ensure that the rural health care system has adequate resources and support to respond to this crisis. … Read more Unique Coalition Seeks Administration’s Support on Rural Health Care in COVID-19 Crisis

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March 17 2020

         Farmworker Justice is collaborating with farmworker-serving organizations and many other organizations to help farmworker families confront the very serious challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are gathering information and devising strategies to help farmworkers and their organizations advance solutions … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement: Our Dedication to Helping Farmworker Families Confront the Challenges of COVID-19

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