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Jon Esformes

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

 Sec. Kerry: “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference.”Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW’s fight for farm labor justice.Twenty years ago, workers rose up in the fields and in the dusty streets of a dirt-poor town by the strange name of Immokalee to demand an end to the systematic violation of their fundamental human rights.  The CIW was born in those […]

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Policy Link: “Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry”…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@PolicyLink: Tomato workers in Florida Remake an Industry #FairFoodProgram” url=””] “What I found in the coalition was a group of people who believed in the same things we did — good working relationships and having a sustainable business. That’s the basis for a partnership.” Jon Esformes, Pacific Tomato Growers Policy Link, the “national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works,” published a remarkable article yesterday — at once concise and wide-ranging — on the Fair Food Program as an example of a social change initiative that just works.    The article, entitled “America’s Tomorrow: Tomato […]

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