VT Farm Workers Met With Governor on Friday Seeking to Improve Bias-Free-Policing Policies and Stop Vermont Police From Acting as Immigration Agents
Dear friends of the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project,
We write to you at a critical moment for social change and economic justice and ask you to take 3 important actions below.
While on the one hand we are moved and inspired by the growing energy in this country and around the world to say NO to political and economic systems made for, by, and of the 1% super-elite Wall Streeters, we are also sobered by the reality facing our immigrant communities throughout the country and right here in Vermont.
Below are 5 things you can do to support Danilo and Antonio and all Vermont Farmworkers. We will be holding a meeting this week with our Coordinating Committee so please stay tuned for more in the coming days:
1) Thank the Governor for standing up for Vermont Farmworkers, in support of Bias-Free-Policing, and against Vermont Police acting as Federal Immigration Agents
VT Farmworker leader Racially Profiled. Vermonters Mobilize with Rapid Response Prompting Governor to Intervene
Cars whiz by as I slow down to make my exit off the interstate north of Burlington, Vermont, not far from the Canadian border. I’m on my way to a dairy farm where I’ll pick up a couple young men from Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico.
National Day of Action Puts Pressure on Obama Administration's Empty Promises and Controversial Deportation Program
Thursday, August 18th, 8:30 am. Burlington, VT--A group of Vermont farm workers, taking time away from their 60-80 hour work weeks, traveled to the State House today to express concern and seek support from Governor Shumlin to speak out against Immigration Enforcement's widely discredited "Secure Communities" program.
Available as PDF: http://migrantjustice.net/sites/default/files/StopScomm.pdf
**************For Immediate Release****************
Brendan O'Neill and Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609
James Haslam, VT Workers’ Center, 802.272.0882
B. Loewe, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, 773.791.4668
1) Take Action to Stop ICE's ramped up efforts to force "Secure Communities" on Vermont. Join the National Day of Action on August 15th!
Call the White House and VT Senators Leahy, Sanders and Congressman Welch and ask them to put an end to 'Secure Communities'.
2) Sign the petition to stop ICE’s Secure Communities Program in Vermont!