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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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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … 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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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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Holiday Hope

As I write this, Congress is debating the still-unfinished federal budget for Fiscal Year 2012. While this may not seem strange, it should. The federal fiscal year for 2012 began on October 1, 2011 and will end September 30, 2012. … Continue reading

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Dates Matter

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving dinner, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on how the food got to your table. Our country’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers are responsible for much of the wonderful bounty you will … Continue reading

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Fiscal Responsibility and Federally-Funded Services to the Working Poor

We are watching an amazing conversation taking place in Washington, D.C., and maybe other places, though it is never clear how much of the public shares the latest obsessions in the nation’s capital. The conversation is mostly a one-way “dialogue” … Continue reading

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