Farmworkers, Cesar Chavez Day

Saturday, March 31st is Cesar Chavez Day, and we’re honoring his legacy by supporting the farmworkers who are continuing his battle today.

25 years after the death of Cesar Chavez, the fight for farmworkers’ rights is more urgent than ever, as threats of raids and mass deportations spread fear and uncertainty through migrant communities.

But farmworkers are not backing down, and we can help them. Here are 3 actions you can take today to support farmworkers:

1. Demand That The EPA Protect Pesticide Handling Restrictions for Youth

The Trump administration wants to roll back crucial safety measures that protect farmworkers, particularly youth, from exposure to pesticides & toxic chemicals.

Learn more here and take action by contacting your elected officials.

2. Join Female Farmworkers In Their Fight Against Sexual Violence

Women working in the fields are becoming an increasingly prominent voice in the #MeToo movement. Now, they’re telling Wendy’s that #TimesUp, calling for a boycott until Wendy’s joins the Fair Food Program & protects farmworkers from sexual abuse.

Pledge to boycott, send a letter to Wendy’s, or join the movement on social media here.

3. Share Their Stories!

Sharing the firsthand stories of farmworkers is one of the most impactful ways to raise awareness and call action to the farmworkers movement this Cesar Chavez Day. Click through to read and share these powerful stories from Chasing the Harvest:

Maricruz Ladino, Chasing the Harvest

MARICRUZ LADINO, a single mother fired from a packing plant after filing a sexual assault complaint against her supervisor.

Heraclio Astete, Chasing the Harvest

HERACLIO ASTETE, a former sheepherder who experienced loneliness and medical hardship while tending sheep in California’s Central Valley.

Roberto Valdez, Chasing the Harvest

ROBERTO VALDEZ, a vineyard laborer in the scorching Coachella Valley who became an advocate for more humane working conditions after his teenage son almost died of heatstroke.

The Arroyo Family, Chasing the Harvest

THE ARROYOS, a family from the Coachella Valley navigating the generational differences of parents and children working together in the fields.

Oscar Ramos, Chasing the Harvest

OSCAR RAMOS, an elementary school teacher in Salinas who wants to free his students from a life in the fields, the fate that once awaited him as a child.