Please support me in the Ride for Rights as we pedal towards fair food!

Dear friends and family,

For almost a year, I have been working as a volunteer with Migrant Justice on campaigns to ensure that everyone in Vermont can live and work with dignity, including the 1,500-2,000 migrant farmworkers who help keep Vermont's agricultural industry afloat. We have seen many achievements in my time here, including the passage of a study bill in Montpelier for equal access to drivers licenses, a bias-free policing policy, growing regional farmworker assemblies, promising first steps toward fair milk in VT, and inspiring farmworker leadership development. Farmworkers are organizing farmworkers for food justice and to ensure the dignity and rights of everyone in Vermont.

On August 5, I will be biking from Burlington to Charlotte and back with Migrant Justice members to demonstrate our support for farmers who have been good allies of migrant workers, and to draw attention to the labor practices of a farmer who has withheld thousands of dollars in wages from workers. I am asking for your support in this first-ever Migrant Justice Ride for Rights, so that more people can continue to participate in this inspiring and expanding movement.

Please donate whatever you can to support our Ride for Rights and Migrant Justice's precedent-setting work for food justice. We are still in the first years of something that is already beginning to define the next generation of farmworker and human rights organizing in the United States. For me personally, this is an opportunity to give back something to the community of friends at Migrant Justice that has given so much to me. You can donate right on this web page. To learn more about the event, or if you want to participate with me in the bike ride to help fundraise, go to:

http://migrantjustice.net/node/183

Thanks for your support!

Love,

Aaron

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