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TAKE ACTION

Join CATA in creating lasting change for farm and migrant workers' living and working conditions. We advocate for workers' and immigrant rights and promote food justice in Maryland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Get involved as a volunteer or donor. Contact mhurley@cata-farmworkers.org for more information.

Visit https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials for contact information for your federal, state and local elected officials. You can also be directly connected to US representatives by calling 202-225-3121 and US senators by calling 202-224-3121. 

Stand with us in New Jersey to fight for

Paid Leave Improvements: NJ aims to strengthen job protections and expand paid leave access. Learn more: https://www.njtimetocare.org/paid-family-leave 

Immigrant Community Support: Help secure permanent aid for NJ immigrants excluded from pandemic relief. Email cata@cata-farmworkers.org

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Driving Pennsylvania Forward!

PA bill allows driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants with taxpayer ID. Support HB 769! Chambers of Commerce endorsement crucial. Join the cause: sign petition, donate, or endorse. Contact jculley@cata-farmworkers.org for more info.

This bill would amend state law to grant a driver’s license without a Social Security number, enabling undocumented immigrants to receive a learner’s permit or a driver’s license, by using just their taxpayer identification number and some additional documents. 

 

Can you support this effort?

 

If you know a business that would like to endorse the campaign, please sign on here!

 

Are you an individual who would like to support the campaign? Sign this petition!

 

You can also contribute financially to support the Driving PA Forward Coalition.

 

If you'd like more information on how you can get involved, please email Jessica Culley at jculley@cata-farmworkers.org.

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Farmworkers deserve better: Oppose the anti-labor FWMA

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) hurts farmworkers, expands E-Verify, and ties immigration status to exploitation for 8 years. It benefits agribusiness profits, not workers. Say no to FWMA, yes to fair wages. 

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) is an anti-labor bill that will hurt farmworkers for generations. It expands E-Verify and a flawed H-2A program while tying the possibility of immigration status to eight years of exploitation.The agriculture industry says they need this bill to deal with labor shortages and rising food costs, but there wouldn’t be shortages if growers paid higher wages and had better conditions.

This bill will only boost profits for the agriculture industry and food corporations that are gouging prices on the backs of workers and their communities. Join us in saying no to laws that divide workers and expand exploitation, and yes to citizenship, fair wages, and better protections for all farmworkers. The FWMA is dangerously close to getting the votes it needs to pass in the Senate. Please urge your Senator to listen to farmworkers across the country and to oppose the FWMA

Passed in the House of Representatives on March 18, 2021CATA is opposed to this bill. We agree that the H-2A program needs to be revised with stronger worker protections and that providing a path to a legal immigration status for farmworkers is a step in the right direction, but not at the expense of other farmworkers and the immigrant community.

CATA Statement

Food Chain Workers Alliance Statement

Action alert to oppose: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/oppose-the-farm-workforce-modernization-act-of-2021

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