"The Farmworker Association is a member of La Via Campesina and participated in the recent meeting in Indonesia"
Movimiento Campesino Internacional / International Farmers Movement
Resolution on Migrant Rights at the 6th International Conference Working Group on Migrations and Climate
Jakarta, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
Farm workers and their families to travel from Florida to our nation’s Capital to support immigration reform effort
Apopka, FL – More than 100 farm workers, students and families of undocumented immigrants are headed to Capitol Hill on April 7 to lobby members of Congress to support an immigration process that includes a path to citizenship for farm workers and the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S.
The delegation, including 15 farmworker members of the Farmworker Association of Florida, and comprised of farm workers, their sons and daughters and DACA recipients from around the county will be traveling from other states, including California, Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio and Minnesota to Washington, D.C. on April 7.
The tentative agenda for the delegation is as follows:
o April 7th – Members of the farmworker delegation arrive in D.C.
o April 8-9th– Legislative visits with members of Congress (House and Senate)
o April 10th– Joining "California Immigration Table" breakfast with over 200 Californian leaders and CA members of Congress
o April 10th– 3 pm–6pm: Alliance for Citizenship Rally at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Thursday, April 4th at 4:00pm
100 East Sybelia Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751
Faith, Families & Farm Workers
Come Together to Ask Congressman Mica to
Say Yes to Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship,
Say Yes to Keeping Families Together &
Say Yes to Our Community!
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On Sunday, March 17, 2013, FWAF held its 6th General Assembly in the farmworker community of Apopka, Florida. The purpose of the statewide General Assembly, held every five years, is to:
Refocus on FWAF’s mission, vision, and objectives.
Identify and prioritize issues impacting farmworker communities, as presented by local delegations from each of the Farmworker Association’s five regional areas.
Reorganize the priorities of the Farmworker Association, based on community-identified issues, to direct FWAF’s work for the next five years.
The top three priority issues impacting farmworkers and low-income immigrants, as identified by FWAF’s communities, include: immigration and the need for immigration reform; health and safety in the workplace/pesticide exposure; and economic issues, such as the need for better wages and benefits. The General Assembly was attended by approximately 300 persons, which included farmworker families, as well as representatives from supportive organizations, including: Rural Coalition, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Pesticide Action Network of North America, United Farm Workers, Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, State Voices – Florida, National Farm Worker Ministry, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Florida Legal Services, El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas, National Immigrant Farming Initiative, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, War on Poverty – Florida, and La Via Campesina of North America. In addition, 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Farmworker Association of Florida! We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of positive and constructive work in, with, and for farmworker communities around the state.
MARCH 17, 2013
John Bridges Community Center
445 W 13th St Apopka, FL 32703
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The General Assembly will advance FWAF’s mission to build power within farmworker and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues impacting their lives.
Celebrating 30 years - 1983 - 2013