Cesar Chavez Rally Today at 5 in SM and Farmworkers Bill of Rights

In January, the SBCAN Board of Directors voted to support the Farmworker Bill of Rights developed by CAUSE. CAUSE and many other organizations, including SBCAN, are asking the County Board of Supervisors to consider approving this Bill of Rights on an agenda in the near future.

Our friends at CAUSE have asked us to forward the information below:    
1. Today, March 31, is our Cesar Chavez Day Rally outside of Santa Maria City Hall at 5 p.m. Our main message is to honor Cesar Chavez' legacy by continuing the fight for farmworkers. We will use this event to continue to pressure the board of supervisors to put us on the agenda. Click here for a flyer. Please spread the word. 
2. Today we are launching a change.org petition that will send emails directly to the board of supervisors asking them to vote for the Farmworker Bill of Rights. Since it's Cesar Chavez day we're hoping everyone can take time out of their day to add their signature in support of farmworkers. Please circulate widely: https://www.change.org/p/pass-a-farmworker-bill-of-rights-in-ventura-and-santa-barbara-counties
3. Lastly the next important action after tomorrow is a County Ag. Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday April 6th at 2:00 p.m. in Buellton.  The opposition from agrilculturalists has been growing. In fact the AAC wrote a letter to the board of supervisors (click here to view the letter) requesting they not agendize us because our farmworker report is "invalid and dangerous." We know that's not true and we need to be there at this meeting to let the committee members know what farmworkers are going through! Click here for a flyer.

From Hazel Davalos
Community Organizing Director
CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)
402 S. Miller St. Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 720-1263
[email protected]

Click here for a letter regarding the Ag Advisory Committee from Scott Fina, PhD. The topic of the letter is: Uninformed Predisposition of the County of Santa Barbara Agricultural Advisory Committee, against the Farmworker Bill of Rights Proposed by the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy.

Please attend the rally and AAC meeting if you can, and sign the petition.  Thanks!

Ken Hough
SBCAN Executive Director
[email protected]