Press Releases

For press inquiries contact Abel Luna (802-373-6376, abelmigrantjustice@gmail.com) or Brendan O'Neill (802-825-1609, brendan@migrantjustice.net) or at the office 802-658-6770.

VT Human Rights Commission Unanimously Finds State Police Discriminated Against Daniel Alejandro Lopez-Santiago During September Traffic Stop

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VT Farmworkers Welcome Decision As Another Step Forward for Community

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Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.497.7027/802-658-6770
Brendan O'Neill, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609/802-658-6770

Vermonters Organize Emergency Response Vigil for Racially Profiled Farmworkers. Three Arrested at Middlesex State Police Station

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WHAT: Demonstration and Vigil for Racially Profiled and Arrested farmworkers
WHO: Vermont Migrant Solidarity Project, Vermont Workers' Center, community allies
WHERE: 80 Main St., Richford, VT
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 6 pm
WHY: To stand in solidarity with racially profiled workers, protest violation of anti-bias policing and unjust immigration policy

Contact:
Brendan O'Neill, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609
Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.497.7027

VT Farm Workers Deliver Petition to Gov. Shumlin and Sens. Leahy and Sanders Seeking Support to Stop Immigration Enforcement's Widely Discredited “Secure Communities" Program

National Day of Action Puts Pressure on Obama Administration's Empty Promises and Controversial Deportation Program

Thursday, August 18th, 8:30 am. Burlington, VT--A group of Vermont farm workers, taking time away from their 60-80 hour work weeks, traveled to the State House today to express concern and seek support from Governor Shumlin to speak out against Immigration Enforcement's widely discredited "Secure Communities" program.

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Vermonters Condemn Obama's Push of Immigration Enforcement's "Secure Communities" Program and Seek Support from Governor and Congressional Delegation

Available as PDF: http://vtmfsp.org/sites/default/files/StopScomm.pdf

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Brendan O'Neill and Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609
James Haslam, VT Workers’ Center, 802.272.0882
B. Loewe, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, 773.791.4668

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After Death of Migrant Worker from Mexico VT Farmworker Solidarity Project Calls upon Castlerock Amusements to take full financial responsibility to return remains and initiate payments to family immediatley.

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Available as PDF: http://vtmfsp.org/sites/default/files/PRjuly.pdf

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2011
VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project

Brendan O'Neill and Natalia Fajardo 802-658-6770
vtmfsp@gmail.com

Vermonters Succeed in Restoring Principle of Universality With Passage of Universal Health Care Bill

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Available in PDF: http://vtmfsp.org/sites/default/files/VTWC-VTMFSP_0.pdf

For Immediate Release

May 3, 2011
VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project and VT Workers' Center

VTMFSP 802-825-1609
vtmfsp@gmail.com
VT Workers' Center 802-272-0882
james@workerscenter.org

VT Farm Workers End 3 Day Strike in Frustration. Workers denounce Mack Farm and file $4,494.00 back wage claim.

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Also available as PDF

For Immediate Release

November 18, 2010
VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project

802-825-1609
vtmfsp@gmail.com

VT Farm Workers End 3 Day Strike in Frustration. Workers denounce Mack Farm and file $4,494.00 back wage claim.

VT Migrant Farmworker Left Chiapas, Mexico “With Dreams and Hopes to Help His Family and Came Back in a Box”

Chiapas, Mexico-January 19- “He went to Vermont with dreams and hopes to help his family and came back in a box,” said Elida, José Obeth Santiz Cruz’s sister. Through tears Elida watched the box with her brother inside being secured to the back of a pick up truck in Villahermosa airport in Mexico where the body arrived on Monday morning January 11th. This marked the last leg of a long journey to return the Vermont migrant farmworker home to his indigenous Tojolabal community in San Isidro, Chiapas.

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