The fight for justice in the agricultural industry ongoing. Incredible progress has been made through the CIW's Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program, but outside of the protections of the Fair Food Program in seven states along the East Coast, wages are still stagnant, workers are still vulnerable, and the vast majority of women who work in the fields are still subject to sexual violence.
On the twentieth anniversary of the hunger strike, January 18, 2018, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is calling on its national network of allied faith leaders to observe a day of fasting in remembrance of the history of the workers' struggle and in a show of commitment to the Wendy's Boycott to bring farms and the last fast food holdout into the Fair Food Program. Clergy of all faiths have the opportunity to raise the moral issue of the oppression of farmworkers, to give of their time and resources to the building of a new economy. Let us, in the spirit of unity and justice, respond to that call.
To commit to a day of fasting on January 18, and to learn more about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Alliance for Fair Food, sign up below!