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Caravan to Olympia for Excluded Farmworkers!
May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Join us in the capitol on International Worker’s Day to call attention to the state’s negligence of farmworker health and safety. As has happened so often in the past, farmworkers are expected to risk their lives during this crisis to bring food to our tables. Farmworkers are an essential workforce but they continue to be treated as expendable.
We will be driving in separate cars, meeting at a staging area (4701 Martin Way E, Lacey WA) at noon. From there we will car-caravan to the Capitol Building in downtown Olympia alongside allies from over a dozen organizations calling for justice for all essential workers.
This event will take place with social distancing protocols in place to maintain our collective health and safety:
1) Only carpool with the people you live with, otherwise you should drive alone
2) Please stay in your car for the duration of the event
3) Please wear a mask and gloves when stopping for gas or using restrooms between here and the staging area in Lacey
We are asking that participants only RSVP “going” if you are *committed* to attending so we know how many people to expect — this is necessary to guarantee our safe travels during the car-caravan.
Farmworker vehicles will go first in the caravan. When we reach the capitol (1:30 pm), farmworker leadership will exit their vehicles to participate in a socially-distant demonstration. Everyone joining this caravan in solidarity must stay in your cars! The demonstration will be live-streamed. Please join us in reciting the farmworker prayer in solidarity in your vehicles; share a recording of yourself using our hashtags #CampesinosEsenciales2020 #MerezcoVivir #ManzanaoMuerte #EssentialFarmworkers2020 #DeserveToLive #ApplesOrDeath
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
(To see a list of the other organizations participating in the car-caravan, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/256248942194712/)