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Solidarity with Tobacco Farm Workers

On Saturday, July 13th, thirteen members and supporters of Orlando YAYA braved the 10:00 a.m. Florida sun for a Rally at WAWA in solidarity of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). This rally was done in support of FLOC’s ongoing … Continue reading

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In support of FLOC

On Thursday, May 9th, five YAYAs packed in a van and drove to the RJ Reynolds Plaza Building, in North Carolina, for the RJ Reynolds annual shareholders meeting. We were a part of a larger delegation that traveled 10 hours … Continue reading

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WaWa Rally

On Friday, March 15th, fourteen members stood outside the WaWa gas station to rally and raise awareness for the tobacco farm workers. Our goal for this rally was to peacefully protest and meet with the manager of WaWa. We stood … Continue reading

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YAYA Rally at Wawa

On Sunday December 9th, thirty-five members of the Orlando community convened outside the Wawa station at 7030 South Orange Blossom Trail around 1 p.m to hold a rally organized by Orlando YAYA which takes action to support farm workers and … Continue reading

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FLOC’s North Carolina Actions

A message from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) to farm worker allies in North Carolina: To honor International Human Rights Day, FLOC is asking supporters to attend local actions at Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores. Kangaroo is the largest convenience … Continue reading

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WAWA Rally in support of FLOC

When: Sunday, December 9th from 1-2 pm Where: Wawa, 7030 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL Orlando YAYA is holding a rally in front of the Wawa on South Orange Blossom Trail in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s … Continue reading

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Taking action in support of FLOC

Throughout the month of October, Orlando YAYA has been busy working in solidarity with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and their campaign to pressure tobacco giant RJ Reynolds to take responsibility for the working conditions for tobacco farm workers. … Continue reading

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Kangaroo action in support of FLOC

As part of YAYA’s ongoing support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)  and the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Campaign, YAYA members delivered letters to Kangaroo stores in the Orlando area, urging the board of RJ Reynolds to meet with FLOC to discuss … Continue reading

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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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