People of faith have become a vital force in the struggle for justice in the fields. Communities and individuals from all across the country have contributed by bringing to bear spiritual uplift, grounding in religious tradition and the moral weight of faith voices in society. They have followed farmworkers’ lead in calling on major food retailers to forge agreements with the CIW in the Campaign for Fair Food, participating in fourteen major accords with corporations such as McDonald’s and Walmart. Collectively, these victories enabled the birth of the Fair Food Program, a proven mechanism for abuses in the agricultural industry.
The CIW has already proven that the dream of dignity upheld in the fields is possible. Now, we must partner with them to convince more corporate retailers must join the Fair Food Program so that other states and crops adopt the same human rights standards. Join this historic, successful movement for farmworker justice. Click on the resources below to learn more about how you and your community can get involved!