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Celebrating local Farmworkers
THIS SATURDAY - NOV.
13TH, 5-7 pm!
See the video announcement of this action on Facebook or Instagram
After months of voicing their concerns for safety and respect during wildfire season and several
attempts to reach out through email and postal mail, there has been No Response to farmworkers'
concerns. On Friday, Oct. 29th, a small delegation of farmworkers and supporters went to Simi in
Healdsburg to speak with management directly. Their response was, "it was a busy time." [Check
out our Facebook page for video of that visit.] Farmworkers are now taking action at Simi
on Saturday, November 13th.
Simi made history 85 years ago when they opened the first tasting room in Sonoma County and now
farmworkers are calling on management to make history once again by signing onto the "5 for
Farmworkers in Fires." On November 13th, Simi will be hosting a "Harvest Dinner" at $145 a
plate. But how can you celebrate the harvest without celebrating workers? Workers and community allies
will be there celebrating these workers in our own way.
Please let us know you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]
Farmworkers Deserve Safety and Respect
Sonoma County is the front lines of climate change fueled wildfires. Every year, fires grow
bigger, more intense, and more destructive. Farmworkers face the brunt of these dangers. Every year, we
hear stories of farmworkers picking grapes for the harvest in smoke-filled skies, extreme heat, with
flames in view, and even in evacuation zones. Today, farmworkers in Sonoma County bravely make the public
call to improve their jobs and lives ahead of the wildfires. We stand in solidarity with them and support
We are asking our NBJwJ supporters and allies to join us in supporting these workers by SIGNING THIS PETITION which asks the wine industry and
our local elected officials to ensure these 5 PRIORITIES for farmworker safety are met as we face another
Click HERE for a pdf with the 5 SAFETY PRIORITIES - English
Click HERE for a pdf with the 5 SAFETY PRIORITIES - Spanish
Our Farmworker Safety Campaign has been all over the news both locally and nationally.
Check out our Multimedia page
for radio and television coverage, including the PBS Newshour, NBC Nightly News, and KRCB radio
Check out our In The News
page for several articles in print media.