Join the Campaign for Immigrant Rights & Agricultural Justice!
Posted Tue, 02/14/2012 - 6:13am
Dear friends of Migrant Justice (formerly VTMFSP),
We are excited to announce our new campaign for Immigrant Rights and Agricultural Justice!We kicked off the campaign on Friday night with a great fundraiser and benefit concert drawing over 200 people! Thanks to all of you who came to support us!
Then we spent the weekend at the NOFA conference gathering support and presenting to a packed house at our workshop on Saturday, where Danilo Lopez explained to a crowd of food system workers, businesses and allies, "You can't have agricultural justice without immigrant rights and you can't have immigrant rights without agricultural justice."
Then, on Sunday, we were at the UU Church in Burlington to kick off the campaign and invite more participation and solidarity from the faith community!
Below you will find:
1) Join the new Campaign for Immigrant Rights & Agricultural Justice!
2) How to get involved now? Two Bills. One goal. Dignity & Human Rights for all!
3) Solidarity Transportation Needs
1) Join the Campaign for Immigrant Rights & Agricultural Justice
After a year of farmworker discussions, surveys, and successful actions, Migrant Justice is turning a corner and invites you to join our new campaign!
The campaign seeks to build and unify movements for immigrant rights and agricultural justice and is informed by goals defined by the farmworker community in Vermont.
SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY! JOIN THE CAMPAIGN! SIGN THE PLEDGE!
2) How can you support the Campaign for Immigrant Rights & Agricultural Justice Now?
Two Bills. One goal. Dignity and Human Rights for all!
A)What can you do NOW after signing on? The Campaign is working on 2 Bills in the VT State House NOW to make them inclusive of all our community members, regardless of immigration status. SIGN ON TO IMPROVE S-238 HERE! SIGN ON TO IMPROVE H-535 HERE!
** Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to:
-Participate in Town Meeting week of education
-Join our S-238 team to organize a STATEHOUSE GRASSROOTS DAY OF ACTION on March 14
-Join our May 1st Action Team to bring the campaign for Immigrant Rights and Agricultural
Justice to the PUT PEOPLE FIRST RALLY at the State House
B) Calling all UVM Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff:
-Sign the petition here to tell UVM to END its SOUR “Cream Contract” with Mack Farm for
its persistent wage theft and call upon UVM to ensure all contracts uphold worker and
human rights standards. http://migrantjustice.net/uvmnomackfarm
-Spread the word and help gather more signatures!
3) Solidarity Transportation Needs. We have continued need for solidarity transportion drivers. For those interested please review guidelines here or contact us for more info:
-Sunday 2/19. Addison Farmworker Assembly. Middlebury. 1st shift 10-11am; 2cnd shift 2-3pm
-Thursday 2/23. Franklin Farmworker Assembly. 1st shift 10-11am; 2cnd shift 2-3pm