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December 10 is Human Rights Day 


The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) (http://www.floc.com) is recognizing Saturday, Dec. 10 as Human Right’s Day by holding an Immigrant and Latino Low Wage Workers’ Rights Hearing at its headquarters in Toledo. 


The panel will consist of: Theresa Morris Ramos from U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s office (OH-D9); Rev. Chet Chambers (Methodist); Michael Szpak, AFL-CIO in DC; and David Beckwith, Needmor Foundation.


The testimony will document:

· the poverty and social disruption in societies around the world caused by U.S. trade and political policies such as NAFTA.

·  the corruption in the recruitment of immigrant workers by coyotes;

·  the dangers involved in immigrants’ coming to the U.S. to support their families;

·  the harsh and punitive treatment of immigrants caused by U.S. policies and hate groups, such as the Minute Men;

· the violation of labor and civil rights by employers, particularly the right to organize and bargain collectively.

According to FLOC spokesperson Beatriz Maya, in recognition of Human Rights Day, “we are asking all of you to support immigrants’ rights by calling your U.S. Senators and Representatives and asking them to:

· Support comprehensive immigration reform... to examine the whole system of immigration causes, processes, and impacts, rather than addressing immigration in pieces, particularly as amendments in other bills.

· Support full human, civil, and working rights of immigrants.

· Support legal residency for undocumented immigrants with a record of work and paying taxes, and a speedy process of family reunification for all legal immigrants.”

Elected officials can be contacted by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 1-888-355-3588 or at: U.S. Senate www.senate.gov or U.S. Representatives www.house.gov


“Staff of federal elected officials tells us that for every call in support of immigrant rights they receive almost 1,000 calls against immigrants.  Surveys show that the vast majority of U.S.-Americans believe immigrants should be treated with justice and dignity, including legalization of undocumented immigrants.  Where are all the positive voices in the immigration debate?  Be sure your voice is heard!” urged FLOC.


“You can also support FLOC’s efforts to win justice for immigrant workers by sending your tax-deductible donations to: Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice, 1221 Broadway Street, Toledo, Ohio 43609.”





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