Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TOMORROW: “We are fighting for the truth”... Support the family of Nicolas Morales, farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy by calling Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk at 239-252-0555 As readers of this site know, Nicolas Morales, a single father and longtime farmworker in Immokalee was shot and killed in the early hours of September 17th by a >> Read More
Op/ed from President of Florida First Amendment Foundation calls for transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office in shooting death of Nicolas Morales…

Op/ed from President of Florida First Amendment Foundation calls for transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office in shooting death of Nicolas Morales…

[caption id="attachment_33212" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Brent Probinsky, lawyer for the family of Nicolas Morales, at an October press conference calling for transparency about the night Nicolas was shot by a Collier County Sheriff's Deputy.[/caption] FAF President Pamela Marsh in the Tampa Bay Times: "In the Sunshine State, the courts are clear: Information in an active criminal investigation may be released, precisely >> Read More
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student/Farmworker Alliance launches Deliver With Dignity!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student/Farmworker Alliance launches Deliver With Dignity!

Students across the country call on DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates to join the Wendy’s Boycott today! Student/Farmworker Alliance: “As young consumers, we believe it is imperative that industry leaders at the top of the food supply chain do their part to ensure the health and wellbeing of the essential people at the bottom of the chain who do the >> Read More
The campaign is over, the votes are all counted, and the results are in!…

The campaign is over, the votes are all counted, and the results are in!…

[caption id="attachment_33237" align="aligncenter" width="900"] FGCU Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders organize a picket outside of a local Wendy’s in Estero, FL, with farmworker leaders of the CIW, local clergy and community allies on October 28, 2019.[/caption] And we won! No, not that vote... The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Student Government votes unanimously to adopt resolution in support of the national Wendy's Boycott! FGCU >> Read More
Family of Nicolas Morales: “We are fighting for the truth…”

Family of Nicolas Morales: “We are fighting for the truth…”

[caption id="attachment_33214" align="aligncenter" width="798"] Marisa Andrade (at podium), Nicolas Morales' stepdaughter, speaks to press from across the Southwest Florida region, demanding the truth about the night Nicolas was shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff's Deputies.[/caption] Morales's family comes together with CIW, Collier faith and community leaders to make public call for transparency, justice... Lucas Benitez, CIW: “A police officer >> Read More
Students, youth set to gather this weekend for a virtual gathering of strategy building for the Wendy’s Campaign…

Students, youth set to gather this weekend for a virtual gathering of strategy building for the Wendy’s Campaign…

[embed]https://vimeo.com/465449099[/embed] Apply today to join the Student/Farmworker Alliance 2020 Encuentro: “Piecing Together Justice,” Oct. 17-18... Despite all of the unforeseen challenges 2020 has thrown our way, the young leaders of the Student/Farmworker Alliance have once again banded together to push forward a critical marker of the Campaign for Fair Food’s yearly calendar: the annual SFA Encuentro gathering.  This weekend, Oct. >> Read More
COVID-19 MEDIA ROUND-UP: In Florida and across the country, farmworkers are denied adequate healthcare protections by state and local officials amid case surges…

COVID-19 MEDIA ROUND-UP: In Florida and across the country, farmworkers are denied adequate healthcare protections by state and local officials amid case surges…

[caption id="attachment_31890" align="aligncenter" width="800"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez distributes masks and life-saving COVID-19 prevention information to Immokalee residents.[/caption] National Geographic: "While empty grocery store shelves and mile-long food bank lines have become less prevalent than during the early days of the pandemic, advocates say essential workers and their families are still as vulnerable as ever..." Fall is officially here, and in >> Read More
BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

"They didn't kill an animal; they killed a human being... I want justice for this man and this young child that is left without a dad," said Yola Martinez, close friend of Nicholas Morales, Immokalee farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff deputies... CIW: "We must have a full investigation and justice for Nicholas and his family, as well >> Read More
Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

The clock is ticking: Farmworkers returning to Florida for the fall harvest season, students returning to school in Immokalee for in-person classes, combine to create fertile ground for a new COVID-19 outbreak; State and county health officials must take immediate action, work with internationally-acclaimed Partners In Health to protect the Sunshine State's essential workers! Over the past several months, Florida >> Read More
This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW will be traveling virtually from Immokalee to cities across the country to speak with students, community leaders, and people of faith about the struggle for essential farmworkers’ rights – and about the CIW's award-winning Fair Food Program, recently called the new "gold standard" for protecting human rights in global supply chains! Don’t miss >> Read More