VT Farm Workers Deliver Petition to Gov. Shumlin and Sens. Leahy and Sanders Seeking Support to Stop Immigration Enforcement's Widely Discredited “Secure Communities" Program

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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.

Vermonters Condemn Obama's Push of Immigration Enforcement's "Secure Communities" Program and Seek Support from Governor and Congressional Delegation

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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

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Vermonters Succeed in Restoring Principle of Universality With Passage of Universal Health Care Bill

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Montpelier, VT May 3-- Statehouse -- Members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign and the VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project cheered on Tuesday, May 3, as the joint house senate committee voted to accept a reconciled version of the universal healthcare bill, H.202, which removed a provision excluding undocumented workers from health care coverage. Observers credit Vermonters’ unhesitating and unflinching demand that “universal means everyone” for turning a political hot potato into a victory.

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights and Health Care is a Human Right!!!

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While the federal government continues to fail to create humane and just immigration and food systems we in Vermont are faced with community decisions.

Do we work together to build welcoming, just and humane communities for everyone who lives and works here?

OR

Do we take the path of Arizona and further exclude, discriminate against, and punish a population already living on the margins of our society and yet doing so much to sustain it!

VT Farm Workers End 3 Day Strike in Frustration. Workers denounce Mack Farm and file $4,494.00 back wage claim.

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For Immediate Release

November 18, 2010
VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project

802-825-1609
vtmfsp@gmail.com

VT Farm Workers End 3 Day Strike in Frustration. Workers denounce Mack Farm and file $4,494.00 back wage claim.

Inside the Dairy Crisis with Farmer and Journalist John Bunting

In this interview New York dairy farmer and independent journalist John Bunting walks us through the history of the ideas, institutions and polices that have systematically destroyed family dairy farms in Vermont. John's holistic and historical analysis demonstrate how policies promoting industrial large scale agriculture, free trade, and economic globalization have marginalized the family farmer and enriched and empowered corporations like Dean Foods enabling them to control 80% of the Northeast Dairy market.

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