Author Archives: Ayrianne Parks, Communications Director, AFOP

Demanding Equality and Respect for the Women Who Feed America

March is the month during which National Farmworker Awareness Week and César Chávez Day take place—two very important events in the farmworker community. It is also the month the United States pays tribute to the many women who have made … Continue reading

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Further Action Needed to Protect Farmworkers

This week we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), which was signed into law on January 14, 1983. The landmark legislation serves as the backbone of protections afforded to our nation’s farmworkers. … Continue reading

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Do Consumers Care About Farmworkers?

A great question was posed in an article today on immigrant farmworkers and New York’s local food market. Aurora Almendral, the reporter, asked a farmer who she interviewed, “Why do you think it is that consumers seem so much more … Continue reading

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The Fight for Women’s Equality

As we enter Women’s History Month, it is almost certain that much of the focus will be on how far women have come in securing equal status. While great strides have been made, there is still a long way to … Continue reading

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Women in the Work Place

Yesterday marked the inauguration of National Labor Rights Week, a celebration which first began three years ago. The theme for this year is “Women in the Work Place.” I, along with our Children in the Fields Campaign Director Norma Flores … Continue reading

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