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New video from Phoenix, AZ, provides timely reminder that a preventable police killing can never be justified…

New video from Phoenix, AZ, provides timely reminder that a preventable police killing can never be justified…

[caption id="attachment_34654" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Banner petition, signed by over 1,000 Immokalee community members, declares that "An injury to one is an injury to all" and demands accountability for the wrongful death of single father and Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales.[/caption] Video of recent police shooting in Phoenix, AZ, provides timely, real-world demonstration of the actions and decisions Collier County Sheriff's Office >> Read More
What Does it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

What Does it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

[embed]https://youtu.be/TD1VKilburQ[/embed] From disasters like hurricanes and police violence, to the generations-old injustices of poverty and discrimination, the Immokalee farmworker community has faced countless challenges over the past thirty years.  So when the COVID-19 pandemic came out of nowhere two years ago to pose an existential threat to farmworkers -- and the state of Florida made it painfully clear that we >> Read More
CIW Op-Ed: “We must recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales’s death”

CIW Op-Ed: “We must recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales’s death”

CIW 0p-ed in the Naples Daily News: "We as a community can— and must — recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales's death and honor his life by implementing the long-overdue reforms necessary to ensure that no son or daughter of Collier County suffers that same incalculable loss [as Nicolas Jr.] ever again." CIW, allies call on Citizens Review Panel to >> Read More
This Giving Tuesday, honor the farmworkers at your table 

This Giving Tuesday, honor the farmworkers at your table 

  You can support the human rights of the farmworkers who harvested your Thanksgiving meal. Make a one-time donation for Giving Tuesday here.  Every year, we mark the holiday season by celebrating “Giving Tuesday,” a day to put our gratitude to work by supporting the causes and communities we most care about. The food at our tables this season comes >> Read More
BREAKING: U.S. DOJ busts sprawling modern-day slavery operation in fields of South Georgia

BREAKING: U.S. DOJ busts sprawling modern-day slavery operation in fields of South Georgia

[caption id="attachment_34904" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Officials from the U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and state and local law enforcement officers speak at a news conference in Waycross, Georgia, yesterday, Monday, November 22, to announce indictments in the case of U.S. v. Patricio et al.[/caption] U.S. Department >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 5: Join the #DaveWouldNever social media campaign!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 5: Join the #DaveWouldNever social media campaign!

1-minute Virtual Action #5: Post to social media using #DaveWouldNever to let Wendy's know that the company's late founder and renowned philanthropist Dave Thomas would be appalled at Wendy's disdain for farmworkers' human rights!  It's been quite the week!  Between sending emails, making phone calls, posting tweets and signing petitions, supporters of the Wendy's Boycott have made their voices heard >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 4: Sign the #DeliverWithDignity petition!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 4: Sign the #DeliverWithDignity petition!

During the Week of Action kick-off on Monday, Fair Food allies sent over 300 emails to DoorDash's CEO Tony Xu urging the tech billionaire to meet with farmworker leaders of the CIW to learn how the Fair Food Program is transforming the lives of tens of thousands of farmworkers for the better, why consumers are boycotting Wendy's, and what DoorDash >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 3: Send a tweet to Ohio State’s President demanding OSU listen to its students and boot Wendy’s from campus!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 3: Send a tweet to Ohio State’s President demanding OSU listen to its students and boot Wendy’s from campus!

[caption id="attachment_34044" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Students at the Ohio State University protest outside the Wendy’s at the Wexner Medical Center calling for the removal of the fast-food chain from campus as part of a coordinated national Week of Action in April 2021.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #3: Send a tweet to Ohio State's President Kristina Johnson demanding her administration listen to students' >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 2: Call on NYC Council Members to support the Wendy’s Boycott resolution!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 2: Call on NYC Council Members to support the Wendy’s Boycott resolution!

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders taking center stage during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City in 2019.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #2: Make a quick call to New York City Council Members, urging them to sponsor Resolution 1156 in support of the Wendy's Boycott and farmworkers' human rights!  PLUS: If you're in NYC, join New York >> Read More