The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Visit VT and offer Solidarity for Our Milk with Dignity Campaign!!!
After hearing about Ferguson's police murder of Michael Brown Migrant Justice farmworker organizer Kike Balcazar reflected, "As a young person of color and human being I feel both angry and threatened. When will this world recognize that we are human beings and that we are sisters and brothers? The broken systems of our society have created poisonous ideologies in our communities. We have to unite together to change this if we are ever to live in peace and harmony."
VT Farmworkers March on Dairy Farm Winning Over $1800 in
Unpaid Wages and Pointing Out Deplorable Housing Conditions
Dear friends of Migrant Justice,
Migrant Justice leaders joined hundreds of immigrant workers and leaders to stand up for human rights yesterday calling upon President Obama for Not1More deportation by blocking the entrance to a Boston detention center shining light on the hundreds of immigrants unjustly imprisoned awaiting deportation!
***For Immediate Release*** Farmworkers and Supporters Declare Civil Rights=Immigrant Rights at VT DMV Getting Brand New VT Driver's Licenses And Commemorating Legacy of MLK Farmworkers step out of VT milking parlors onto the road Burlington and Montpelier VT-January 17, 8am-- On Friday January 17th, dozens of Vermont farmworkers and supporters stood in front of the DMV offices of Montpelier and Burlington VT, singing civil rights era songs to mark MLK weekend by celebrating a new VT law allowing access to driver's licenses regardless of immigration status.
Come celebrate the end of a very successful year for Migrant Justice!!
By: Chris Schroth, Migrant Justice ally
The immigrant rights movement in the US has reached a new level of energy: people are not taking it any more and demanding our rights. That was the message that Abel Garcia, a farmworker member from Veracruz, Mexico, living in Washington County, learned earlier this month.