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Proponen facilitar la residencia permanente a trabajadores agrícolas de California

| Univision

Se estima que un 75% de trabajadores agrícolas en California son indocumentados, por lo que una propuesta busca facilitarles el camino a la residencia permanente.

Celebran legado de César Chávez y develan mural en su honor en escuela de Fresno

| Univision

Con música de mariachi y una pequeña celebración se develó un mural en honor al líder campesino César Chávez, la obra fue creada por la artista Andrea Torres junto a alumnos de preparatoria y de la escuela de adultos de Fresno.

Supporting Latino-led nonprofits in California

| Kaiser Permanente

After a gunman killed 7 farmworkers in Half Moon Bay in January, media attention focused on the deplorable living and working conditions of farm workers. While the story made headlines, it was not news to Líderes Campesinas, a California nonprofit network that empowers female farmworker leaders to improve conditions in the fields and in their communities.

Scammers attempting to defraud farmworkers out of COVID-19 relief payments

| KESQ-TV

Authorities and advocates across California are warning against scammers that are attempting to defraud farm workers out of their COVID-19 direct relief payments.

Local organizations like TODEC and other farmworker organizations are providing $600 payments as a part of the federal government’s attempts to provide relief to those affected by the pandemic through the Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant program.

Advocates ask California to ban cancer-causing pesticide Talon

| ABC 23 | Bakersfield

Telone, also called 13D, has been used in California for decades, but advocates say the pesticide may be responsible for illnesses, including cancers, among farmworkers.

In 1996, the EPA was ordered to test pesticides for impacts on people’s hormones. They still don’t.

| Environmental Health News

In 1996, Congress ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test all pesticides used on food for endocrine disruption by 1999. The EPA still doesn’t do this today.

Nor does it appear close to doing so, argue the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the agency in December for its ongoing failure to implement the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.