UFW Foundation, farm workers and their families kick off letter campaign in push for legalization
Farm workers and their family will write letters to Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Gary Peters urging a path to legalization this year
The UFW Foundation, farm workers and their families will be gathering to begin their letter campaign aimed at urging Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to lead by supporting the legalization of farm workers. Senators Stabenow and Peters can ensure this by supporting the preliminary Senate Democratic budget outline.
On June 21, the Senate Budget Committee, under the leadership of Senator Sanders (I-VT), released a preliminary Senate Democratic budget outline. The budget includes $126 billion to create a program that would put farm workers, Dreamers, TPS holders and other essential workers on a path to legalization, a plan that leverages the budget reconciliation process and is subject to a simple majority vote to pass. In addition to the moral imperative to provide these communities with certainty and protections from deportation, reports indicate that providing a pathway to citizenship for these populations would provide a major boost to the U.S. economy, increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $1.5 trillion over 10 years and creating more than 400,000 new jobs.
The budget resolution is up for a vote by Democratic Senators before they leave for August recess. Farm workers, the people the nation relies on for its food security, urge all Senators to ensure that the budget resolution is inclusive of a path to citizenship for farm workers, Dreamers, TPS holders and essential workers.
Impacted farm workers will be available for interviews before and after the gathering.
WHAT: UFW Foundation, farm workers and their families will be kicking off their letters to Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters campaign.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST.
WHO: UFW Foundation, farm workers and their families.
WHERE: 5580 South Ave Pullman, MI 49450 (Pullman Park - Near to Pullman Elementary).
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