Farmworkers & Advocates Call for Legislative Action to Protect Essential Workers

On Tuesday, August 11th, farmworkers and advocates from across New York State convened a day of action and virtual press conference, calling on the state legislature to protect farmworkers and all essential workers from future waves of COVID-19. Coinciding with the day of action, the Times Union ran an opinion piece authored by WJCNY's Director of Advocacy, Outreach and Education on Why farmworkers need basic COVID protections.


Watch the full press conference here:


Sign the petition!

Tell NY State Legislators: Protect Workers and Stop a Second Wave of COVID-19


Additional coverage from our press conference:

Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York

New York farmworkers says more protections needed against COVID-19