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Tell Reynolds that farmworkers deserve basic rights!

A message from Oxfam America and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: If you are a farmworker in America, chances are you won’t live to be 50. That’s because the average life expectancy for a U.S. farmworker is 49 years. For … Continue reading

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Rally for Human Rights For NC Tobacco Farmworkers

A message from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: Join Oxfam and FLOC as they release a new report documenting the human rights abuses in NC tobacco fields and call on large tobacco companies to step up and take responsibility for the … Continue reading

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Trip to NC for RJ Reynolds Shareholders’ Meeting with FLOC

YAYA- Juan’s Speech at FLOC Rally from YAYA Media on Vimeo. From May 5th to the 8th, YAYA members took 2 rental cars to North Carolina to support FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee), as they were gearing up to rally … Continue reading

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Fat Bankers and Students Continue to Work for Justice

Orlando YAYA hit up 3 Chase branches on the March 18th FLOC Day of Action. After our last round of actions, we found that some Chase locations were inconveniently tucked away into shopping centers or inaccessible to pedestrians. This time … Continue reading

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Olympia YAYA Supports FLOC

On Friday March 18th, a group of Olympia YAYAs went to two Chase Bank branches in Lacey and Hawks Prairie to leaflet in support of Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) campaign which seeks for Chase declare a moratorium on foreclosures … Continue reading

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Teleconference with Baldemar Velasquez

On Sunday Feburary 27th, YAYA came together with members of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and other allies to talk about the FLOC campaign. We had many new YAYA members attend and members from chapters in Orlando, Rollins College, … Continue reading

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YAYA Stands with FLOC

On February 4, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) sponsored a national Day of Action targeting Chase Bank for their nationwide lead in home foreclosures and financial support of RJ Reynolds tobacco. FLOC is asking Chase to halt all foreclosures … Continue reading

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Fat Bankers Stand for Justice

Can 3 twenty-somethings—with cigars in their mouths and wearing business suits stuffed with pillows—create social change by standing outside a bank holding a banner and passing out fliers in an upscale Florida neighborhood for one hour? Absolutely not. But can … Continue reading

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The Struggle of Tobacco Harvesters on Front Porch Radio

Thanks to Julie Norris and Front Porch Radio we have been able to make an hour long radio show focused on farm worker issues every two months. This is a very exciting opportunity to outreach to our community and we … Continue reading

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Holding Chase Bank Accountable

On Dec 10th, YAYAs and supporters from different areas of Florida joined hundreds of protestors who leafleted at their local Chase Banks to educate costumers and the general public about Chase’s irresponsible lending practices. Chase lends money to the tobacco … Continue reading

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