We are making history in VT! While other states scapegoat and criminalize immigrants, Vermont is moving to embrace our tireless migrant farmworkers as equal members of our community!
S-238 was introduced in the Vermont Senate to provide a path for a state issued ID for farm workers. Migrant Justice partnered with the Senate Agriculture Committee to make the bill extend driver’s licenses to VT residents who don't have access to Social Security Numbers.
Driver’s License Bill Passes Unanimously in Senate Agriculture Committee;Farmers, Farmworkers, Senators and Community Allies gear up for March 14th State House Day of Action
On Friday, March 2nd, after weeks of hard work by Migrant Justice and allies, the Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously voted on a bill that would make licenses accessible to everyone living and working in Vermont, regardless of whether they have access to a Social Security Number.
VT Farm Workers and Farmers Stand United for Immigrant Workers' Rights
Farm workers, dairy farmers, and VT Farm Bureau Testify for Equal Treatment for all those Living and Working in VT, Regardless of Immigration Status
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!
by Bill Jungels
It’s the Friday before Christmas. As I approach the Gatehouse of the immigrant detention center in Batavia I am a little anxious about what lies ahead, but also amazed that what I thought was impossible last night is unfolding now.
Saturday, December 10- Burlington, VT-- After being arrested and detained just 3 months ago Danilo Lopez was recognized for his work standing up for the human rights of Vermont's migrant workers at a big Human Rights Conference on Saturday. Upon receiving the award Lopez told the packed house of at least 300 Vermonters, who gave him a rowdy standing ovation, "Thanks to all the support and solidarity we are creating important human rights changes for all.
VT Farmworkers Welcome Decision As Another Step Forward for Community
****************************For Immediate Release******************************
Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.497.7027/802-658-6770
Brendan O'Neill, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609/802-658-6770