Migrant Justice got its start 6 years ago when young farmworker José Obeth Santiz Cruz was strangled to death in a horrific workplace accident on a VT dairy farm. Obeth's death served as a spark for farmworkers to share food and experiences, analyze community problems, propose solutions and take collective action. In farmworker "asambleas" the community transformed problems into a proactive human rights agenda that serves, to this date, as Migrant Justice's map and compass. In just 6 years we've had 6 major human rights victories!
Human Right to Access Health Care
In 2011, Migrant Justice partnered with the VT Worker's Center to defeat an effort to exclude undocumented people from Vermont's future universal health care system