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Category: CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Farm workers are organizing all over the country for better working conditions and a more dignified life. YAYA stands in solidarity with the farm worker movement in all of its forms, from national campaigns and unions to grassroots local groups. Here are examples of some of the campaigns we’re currently working on and how we support them.

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The Equitable Food Initiative

National Farm Worker Ministry is a founding member of the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), an exciting new project to help farm workers and growers collaborate to produce better and safer fruits and vegetables, to establish fairer conditions for farm workers, and to improve pesticide … Continue reading

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National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW)

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a national week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farm worker issues on their campuses and in their communities. Every year, NFAW takes place during the week of Cesar Chavez’ … Continue reading

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Working with Local Farm Worker Groups

Working with Local Farm Worker Groups In addition to supporting national campaigns, YAYA also supports local farm workers who are organizing to make a difference in their communities and workplaces but that don’t necessarily have the visibility of the larger … Continue reading

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Protecting the Health of Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

About Pesticide Exposure: Pesticide exposure is a severe problem that affects the health of farm workers and their communities. Farm workers in the fields are exposed to pesticides when they pick crops that have pesticide residue. Pesticide residue occurs when … Continue reading

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