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

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

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Migrant Farm Worker Organizing Campaign Results in New and Improved State Police Policy

Farm Workers Welcome New Policy as Step in the Right Direction

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VTMFSP Leader Danilo Racially Profiled; Community Mobilizes; Governor Intervenes

VT Farmworker leader Racially Profiled. Vermonters Mobilize with Rapid Response Prompting Governor to Intervene

*****For Immediate Release*****

Contact: VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project
Natalia Fajardo 802-497-7027
Brendan O'Neill 802-825-1609

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VT Farm Worker Leader Danilo Lopez and co-worker Antonio Racially Profiled by State Police in Middlesex on Rte. 89 at Routine Traffic Stop.

State Police Violates Attorney General's Bias-Free Policing Policy and Protocol by Calling Border Patrol for a Routine Traffic Stop. Vermonters Mobilize to Stop the Deportation.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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