Today 3/31 we are delivering a petition to the EPA urging them to finalize the update to the Worker Protection Standard which protects farmworkers from pesticides. More than 21,000 of you signed from all 50 states and the petition is 635 pages! Stay tuned for updates from delivery at 3:30 EDT.
Take Action to Protect Farmworkers on
NATIONAL FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK
MARCH 24-MARCH 31, 2015
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students, supporters, and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on school campuses, in churches, in organizations, and in communities all around the country. In 2015 we celebrate the 16th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions, to take action in support of better living and working conditions for farmworkers, and to honor their important contributions to us every day!
NFAW is an opportunity to raise our voices to demand stronger health and safety protections for farmworkers who risk their health so that we can have food to eat. Farmworkers need to be protected from pesticide exposure and the Environmental Protection Agency is in a position to make a significant difference in the lives of farmworkers in the future.
Just Released! New Short Film by Sanjay Rawal of Food Chains Film on Pesticides and Farmworkers
Watch the video & Sign the petition
Join us in keeping the pressure on EPA to strengthen the Worker Protection Standard and better protect nearly three million farmworkers and their families from the harms of pesticides.
It will be delivered to the EPA at the conclusion of National Farmworker Awareness Week. Stay tuned for updates about the delivery.