CIW members Romeo Ramirez and Domingo Jacinto
warm up the crowd who, following a long day in the fields, came to the event full of energy and enthusiasm to welcome allies who travelled to Immokalee from as far away as Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia.
Lucas Benitez served as MC for the announcement of the historic new alliance…
The event was well covered by both national and local press…
Cathy Albisa of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative pledged support from the national human rights community, which is also represented on the AFF by groups including Amnesty International, Global Rights, US Human Rights Network, and Global Exchange.
Willie Baptist moved the crowd with words of wisdom from his life dedicated to fighting for human rights across the country…
…While Rev. Noelle Damico of the Presbyterian Church (USA) read words from the Reverend Cliff Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the PCUSA.
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