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Category: YAYAS IN ACTION

Welcome to our YAYAs in Action blog. This is where you will find the most recent updates on how young people are supporting farm worker campaigns for justice. Interested in getting involved? Take Action with YAYA!

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Legislative Visits: We Need Legal Status for Farm Workers!

On Tuesday, August 15th, YAYA members Faiza Begani, Stephanie Melendez, and Thomas Hellinger and staff Dominique Aulisio joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida in two separate meetings with the offices of Senators Nelson and Rubio to ask them to … Continue reading

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DACA Recipients Led “Rubio, Stop the Flop” Rally

On Tuesday, August 15th, DACA recipients from the Hope CommUnity Center led a rally with the Indivisibles and the Farmworker Association of Florida to pressure Senator Rubio to “Stop the Flop” on DACA. YAYA members joined the march outside Senator … Continue reading

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YAYA’s Dug in at the Fellsmere Campesino’s Garden

On Saturday, August 12, a group of YAYA’s from Orlando joined the Farmworker Association of Florida in Fellsmere to help prepare their beautiful community garden for planting. We shared a delicious meal afterward and learned more about the issues that … Continue reading

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“Boycott Wendy’s!” Picket in Orlando

This Sunday August 6th, YAYA partnered with the Coalition of Immokalee workers to protest Wendy’s decision to not sign onto the Fair Food Agreement. This purposeful demonstration was to build awareness to the general public-from neighbors, family, and friends as … Continue reading

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Legislative Training: A Pathway to Citizenship for Farm Workers!

On July 18, the YAYA training focused on talking to lawmakers effectively, focusing on the question: “Why would and should they care about the issue you are presenting to them?” The rest becomes the details that can aid in persuading … Continue reading

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First Community Work Day at the Apopka Campesinos Garden

This Saturday, June 24 we had the wonderful opportunity to contribute in the Farmer Workers Association of Florida Community Garden at the Hope Community Center in Apopka. Under the hot Florida heat, we participated in sharing the pride of working … Continue reading

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Justice for Nabra Vigil

On June 22, the Orlando YAYA Chapter attended a vigil to demand justice for Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teenage girl who was brutally murdered in Reston, Virginia. Nabra was a bright, generous, caring 17-year-old who was loved by her family, … Continue reading

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Trust Orlando Kickoff at City Hall

On Saturday, June 3rd, YAYA joined 35 organizations and over 200 people in asking the City of Orlando to adopt an ordinance to make our city more welcoming to all immigrants. We are asking that the Orlando Police Department refrain … Continue reading

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Young American Dreamers March in Lakeland on May 1

It was a pleasure to join the Young American Dreamers for their March for Immigrant Rights on May 1 in Lakeland, FL. Lakeland doesn’t see too many marches for immigrants, or very many marches at all. People around town were … Continue reading

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May 1 March for Immigrant’s Rights in Apopka

On May 1, YAYA joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida along with many other community organizations including Hope CommUnity Center to march for immigrant rights in Apopka, FL.  What a gorgeous show of community support and solidarity. More than … Continue reading

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