These are the hands that feed us.
By LUPE, February 26, 2021

So why don’t we protect them?

Farmworkers are essential workers. But they’ve been left out of stimulus checks and of other public aid after the devastating winter storm that left many of them unemployed.

That’s why South Texas farmworkers are speaking out. Check out this story to hear directly from them and learn how we can be in solidarity with them.

It is an injustice to exclude any essential workers from public aid. On top of that, farmworkers are expected to provide their own PPE to protect themselves from COVID-19 and their own tools to do their work.

At LUPE, we’re doing our part by passing out protective equipment and distributing emergency aid through our Dando La Mano Fund. We’re continuously working alongside farmworkers to protect their rights, health, and well-being.

We do this because these are the hands that feed us. All of us deserve to thrive and live without fear. Every time we cook and eat, every time we post our food on social media, and every time we go grocery shopping should be a reminder of who picks our food and who needs our solidarity.

We’ll keep fighting until all farmworkers are protected and get justice. Click here to make a contribution of any size to support our work.

In community,

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Marquez

La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is a community organization based in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. More posts

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