A Matter of Dignity: Bill of Rights for Farmworkers

Really like the cover that the Ventura County Reporter found for my story on farmwork in Ventura County:

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That in one image and a handful of words expresses the plight of tens of thousands of hard-working people in the this part of the world. These are people who — as a progressive Christian named Erynn Smith, of The Abundant Table pointed out — are the people who go unseen in this county, the people Christ admired, the overlooked. The people amongst who most need better conditions, better lives.

Arsenio Lopez, who leads an organization called MiCOP, put it eloquently at the conclusion of the story:

“We have seen a lot of studies on farmworkers. Always those studies show that there are problems. … We cannot keep our eyes and our ears always closed to the suffering of the farmworkers.”
— Arsenio Lopez, Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project of Oxnard

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