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USSF and FLOC Action at Chase Bank

Traveling to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit was an amazing opportunity to share with other activists about the issues that farm workers face, and to learn about how our work in YAYA intersects with other movements. Four YAYA Chapter … Continue reading

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FLOC Rally in Gainesville

November 7, 2009 – A group of approximately 30 concerned students from the University of Florida, Orlando YAYAs and YAYA supporters gathered in Gainesville, FL to deliver a message to the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Foundation … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention

On the first weekend of October Matt Garcia and Lauren Gill attended the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) 11th Constitutional Convention. “We heard stories from men whose families had been deported and, in many of those instances, their run-ins with … Continue reading

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End oppression in the tobacco fields

In September, YAYA took action with students at Florida International University in Miami to raise concerns about an urgent need for action from one of the university’s Board of Trustees members: Betsy Atkins, who also sits on the Board of … Continue reading

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2009 FLOC Action at Reynolds Shareholders Meeting

On May 5, 2009, I headed to the RJ Reynolds Shareholders Meeting in North Carolina in support of tobacco workers with nine other young people from NFWM’s Youth and Young Adult Network. Since March, we had collected over 600 petitions … Continue reading

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YAYAs Support FLOC: Hasta La Victoria!

In support of FLOCs campaign to bring justice to the Tobacco fields, some Florida and Georgia YAYAs traveled to the RJ Reynolds shareholder meeting protest in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Once in NC they joined local supporters the night before … Continue reading

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