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OCIC Celebrates 50 Years!

This article was submitted by Suzanne Darweesh, Co-chair of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers (OCIC).  The National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates OCIC on their 50th anniversary! And we applaud the many people in the OCIC who over those years have advocated for farm worker justice with persistence and passion.   On […]

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Sign onto EPA petition to ban pesticide that harms children’s brains

From the United Farm Workers: Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems – including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues. The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the […]

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Support Gerawan Workers & the UFW!

You can provide vital help to the farm workers at Gerawan Farming in California who are fighting for their rights.  Please SAVE THE DATES to attend one of the events (see below) in LONG BEACH, CA on March 24th,or SAN FRANCISCO, CA on March 31st or WASHINGTON, DC on April 7th. Just as importantly, please SPREAD THIS […]

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Take action in support of dairy workers!

Please take action and e-mail Darigold CEO, Jim Wegner today. You may remember the horrific tales of worker abuse at Washington’s DeRuyter Brothers dairy farm, where workers were threatened with weapons and forced to secretly eat lunch while working amidst cow feces and other hazards. Many have written the CEO of Darigold, Jim Wegner, to […]

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Support Workers’ Rights to Organize at Gerawan Farms

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): Sign the petition so Gerawan workers can finally have their UFW contract. Gerawan Farming Inc. is one of the world’s biggest fruit growers with about 6,000 workers. It grows peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and table grapes. Workers at Gerawan voted for the United Farm Workers during a […]

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Ralph Nader Speaks about Farm Workers

Ralph Nader has spent decades speaking truth to power. In an August 13th article he does so again – for the 2 million farm workers who work our fields. Click HERE to read Nader’s article, “Migrant Workers and America’s Harvest of Shame”. National Farm Worker Ministry encourages everyone to take up Mr. Nader’s call, “Next time […]

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UFW and PCUN leadership arrested for their courageous stand in support of CIR

National Farm Worker Ministry applauds Giev Kashkooli, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Ramon Ramirez, President of Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN), for their courageous stand in support of fair immigration reform. They joined more than thirty other labor, faith and immigrant rights leaders who were arrested August 1 on Capitol […]

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NFWM Applauds Push for Immigration Reform Giving Farm Workers a Path to Citizenship

We applaud President’s Obama’ commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants  living in the United States.  We are glad to see that the President understands the urgency of the situation and wants Congress to act on this quickly.   The current situation is untenable.  As the President said […]

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President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument

National Farm Worker Ministry Executive Director Virginia Nesmith, NFWM California Organizer Lucy Boutte, and founding NFWM Director Rev. Chris Hartmire and his wife Jane along with several other past and present board members of NFWM will be attending the establishment of the César E. Chávez  National Monument on Monday, October 8 in Keene, CA. President Barack Obama will […]

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OCIC’s 47th Annual Farmworker Summer Celebration September 30

The Orange County Interfaith Committee (OCIC) will hold its 47th annual fundraising event for National Farm Worker Ministry on Sunday, September 30 2012 at Church of the Foothills in Santa Ana, CA. For those of you lucky enough to be close by to attend, this enjoyable evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a social […]

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