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Join us in 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 Winery 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.

Join Us!

Please let us know you are coming by sending an email to [email protected]

 Farmworkers Deserve Safety and Respect
in Sonoma County


 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 their priorities. 


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 wildfire season. 




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 andTV

Check out our In The News page for several articles in print media.


The UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County, was founded in October 2017, in response to the Tubbs wildfire. It was launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates to provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. The fund ceased operations December 31, 2018; it was re-activated in October 26, 2019 in response to the Kincade Fire. We are now activating the fund again in March of 2020; the fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities in Sonoma County affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

We established UNDOCUFUND.ORG to raise funds for this vulnerable group of workers. Please consider giving generously.

Donate here online: or send a check to: UndocuFund c/o GCIR, P.O. Box 1100, Sebastopol, California 95473-1100

If you or someone you know could benefit from this fund, please go to for information. Or contact: Omar Medina at [email protected]