Tag: farmworkers

Time for long-sleeve relief

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ORLANDO | The Long Sleeve Relief is a campaign that has been a Lenten staple for Florida Catholic readers for 15 years.  This year, the publication hopes the annual event, from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 to Holy Thursday, April 9, will again inspire readers to serve an important need for workers who toil in Florida’s sun while… Read more »

House bill improves existing system for farmworkers, farmers, say bishops

WASHINGTON |The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, passed by the House Dec. 11 with a 260-165 bipartisan vote, aims “to make a better system for both the farmer and the farmworkers and to create a more effective and humane agriculture industry,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human… Read more »

It’s time to collect Long Sleeve shirts

Readers enlisted to donate to annual Lenten campaign ORLANDO | In the past 13 years, the Long Sleeve Relief campaign for farmworkers has done more than just collected tons and tons of shirts. The Florida Catholic started the campaign in 2005, and its goal was to provide clean, long-sleeved shirts to protect farmworkers. And people… Read more »