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A Child’s Story through His Lens: In Memoriam of Robin Romano

It has been three weeks since we lost a dear friend and powerful advocate, U. Roberto Romano — better known to those who loved him as Robin. Robin used his talents to help shine a light on the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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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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National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

For those of us dedicated to supporting and advocating for the estimated 2.5 million farmworkers in our county who harvest the foods we consume every day, National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 24-31) is a very special time. It not only gives … Continue reading

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AFOP Honors Congressional Champions

At its Thursday, February 14 congressional reception, AFOP presented its President’s Award to United States Representatives John Tierney of Massachusetts and Rubén Hinojosa of Texas for their continuing commitment to ensure farmworkers and their families have a shot at achieving … 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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U.S. Child Labor: Becoming the Change We Want to See

Numerous media stories have been circulating covering the three newly released reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).  The reports include prescriptions that could have an enormous impact in putting an end … Continue reading

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today marks the last day of a month of activities in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15. The end of this celebration is capped off by National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This year’s theme is … Continue reading

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Brag A Little–Sharing Best Practices and Success

AFOP’s 41st National Conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 19-21.  It was attended by nearly 400 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) staff and directors, monitor advocates, AFOP member agencies’ board members, and our SAFE AmeriCorps members. Also in attendance … Continue reading

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Labor Rights Week: Unfinished Business in the Fields

Today marks the beginning of Labor Rights Week, a time when the United States and many of its allies recognize the rights and needs of the workforce. Many of these countries and their voluntary organizations, including the U.S., will focus … Continue reading

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