|Tell Florida Governor to Speak Out Against Slavery!|
|Tuesday, 27 January 2009 18:37|
If you could help end modern-day slavery in Florida's fields with an
email, would you? Those of you who have followed the CIW's work over the years know that the issue of forced labor has been a central focus of our efforts
since we began organizing in 1993. So you know that we wouldn't call
for an email action campaign on slavery if we didn't truly believe
your email could help.
Today, we believe it can, and here's why: In all the years we have
been fighting forced labor in Florida's fields, one very important
player has remained stubbornly on the sidelines. Despite seven major
prosecutions in the past decade, not once has the governor of our
state -- the chief executive who wields tremendous public and
political influence over the state's agricultural industry -- said a
single word to condemn this most egregious human rights violation.
Three men have occupied the post in that time and not one has said a
Today, with your help, we are going to demand that Governor Charlie
Crist take the field in the fight against slavery. In the wake of the
governor's spokesman's outrageous comments diminishing the
significance of farm labor slavery, the CIW is calling on Gov. Crist
to commit the full power of his office to address the plague of modern-
day slavery in Florida’s fields.
Add your voice to this call today by clicking on the following link,
where you can learn more about the petition campaign and send an email or fax to the governor today:
Stay tuned to http://www.ciw-online.org for more details on the
petition campaign in the weeks ahead!
the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2009 03:46|