Happy Summer! It was great to meet many of you at Let Live in Portland and AR2010 in Washington, DC!
1. Read the newest section added to our website + blog
Being an organization that promotes a vegan diet, Food Empowerment Project believes that we need to advocate on behalf of those who pick our food. Everyone needs to know about the plight of these workers.
We also included information about workers in factory farms and slaughterhouses since the treatment of all workers in agriculture needs to be exposed.
Read more on our blog at Appetite for Justice:
Other sections of the website have not yet been completed, but we are working to get those up soon! We will keep you posted!
2. Urge California’s Governor to sign law for farm workers!
Currently, farm workers in California are not paid overtime. We have the ability to help right this injustice.
Since July 20th, a bill that would set wage and hour requirements for farm workers and require their employers to pay overtime has been sitting on the desk of the California Governor waiting for his signature (SB 1121 – authored by Senator Dean Florez).
Please contact the Governor and urge him to sign SB 1121 to ensure that farm workers in California are paid overtime.
Often around the time of the Cesar Chavez holiday, people discuss how Cesar Chavez was a vegan, which is true and shows just how far his compassion extended. Cesar worked very hard to improve wages and conditions for farm workers, so we encourage everyone to take the time to contact the governor on behalf of Cesar’s lifetime dedication.
Yes, even if you live outside of California, do call as California produce is distributed throughout the country.
Call the Governor at 916.445.2841 and ask him to please sign SB 1121.
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