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ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

Today, celebrate International Women’s Day by taking action alongside migrant farmworker women to demand freedom from sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain!  The countdown has begun. In just three days, nearly 100 farmworkers and allies will set up camp outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue in the heart of Manhattan.  They will >> Read More
ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

Actress Erika Alexander sends a message to Wendy's:  Join the Fair Food Program! Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler to farmworkers preparing to fast: "Keep going, brave, beautiful women.  I am with you, and all of us at V-Day and One Billion Rising - countless activists around the world - stand with you today, rising in the name of justice for all >> Read More
Aspen Institute: How a Farmworker Movement Changed the Way Your Food Gets Made…

Aspen Institute: How a Farmworker Movement Changed the Way Your Food Gets Made…

[caption id="attachment_27849" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left to right: Steven Greenhouse (author, former labor reporter, New York Times), Susan Marquis (Dean of RAND Graduate School, author, "I Am Not a Tractor"), Jon Esformes (Chief Operating Partner, Pacific Tomato Growers), Gerardo Reyes (CIW) and Greg Asbed (CIW). The speakers were gathered at the Aspen Institute offices in Washington, DC, earlier this month >> Read More
BREAKING:  Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach to march alongside CIW at Time’s Up Wendy’s March!

BREAKING: Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach to march alongside CIW at Time’s Up Wendy’s March!

Farmworkers, their families, and thousands of consumer allies will be joined on March 15th by New York Times bestselling author and U.S. Women's Soccer legend! Sometimes two things come together for the first time and the fit is just right, like it had always been meant to be.  That's what happened in Immokalee last summer when longtime leaders of the >> Read More
The Atlantic: The Fair Food Program “represents hope for workers in an industry where, for generations, there’s been very little…”

The Atlantic: The Fair Food Program “represents hope for workers in an industry where, for generations, there’s been very little…”

Investigative reporting out of The Atlantic charts devastating history of sexual violence in agriculture, identifies FFP as “source of hope” for the industry...  Last week, The Atlantic, one of the country’s longest-running magazines, published an in-depth piece on the prevalence of sexual violence in U.S. agriculture.  After months of extensive research, both historical and of the current agricultural industry, the >> Read More
The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

[caption id="attachment_27749" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Laura Germino of the CIW (middle, in front of vase) stands between Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, on right) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA, on left) during a picture taken before the State of the Union address.  The group includes Congressional representatives and the activists working to end sexual harassment and assault in the workplace who >> Read More
NPR’s 1A brings news of new book on CIW, story of Fair Food movement, to millions of listeners!

NPR’s 1A brings news of new book on CIW, story of Fair Food movement, to millions of listeners!

Dean of Pardee RAND Graduate School Susan Marquis's book, "I am not a tractor!", attracts national attention to remarkable story — and promising future — of Fair Food movement... Over the past month, word has spread about an extraordinary new book from the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, Susan Marquis.  Marquis's volume, titled "I Am Not >> Read More
Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

The Nation: "When it comes to creating a workplace where women are empowered to report sexual harassment—and receive justice rather than retaliation when they do so—the farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) offer a proven model..." The list of publications connecting the dots between the Time's Up movement and the CIW's Fair Food Program -- the former a >> Read More