An invisible essential labor force

Agriculture, Policies

An invisible essential labor force

How the migrant women farmworkers who put food on our tables are organizing for a better life after the pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic, there’s been an outpouring of public support for essential workers. But this has largely excluded migrant women farmworkers, despite their vital role in keeping food on American families’ tables.

Monica Ramirez is working to change that.

“I’m the first generation in my family that didn’t have to work in the fields to make a living,” Ramirez told me. “So I was raised to be part of this movement and fight on behalf of my community.”

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