On the eve of our first presidential debate of 2020, we want to highlight a letter RAFI-USA and others sent to both presidential candidates on the issue of fair competition in the livestock sector for family farmers and ranchers.
We are proud to share this new report in which Dr. Fatimah Salleh, interviewer and lead author, lifts up the words of eleven people of color who serve on the boards of predominantly white agricultural and environmental nonprofits, highlighting the dynamics, rewards, and challenges that they have experienced in that role.
On September 9, we joined with several other organizations to present an NC State Candidates Forum on the topics of farming, food, and hunger. We invited candidates from both sides of the aisle to join us running for the offices of Labor Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Lieutenant Governor.
Over the past two weeks, RAFI-USA joined more than 120 labor, farm, faith, and civil rights organizations to call on North Carolina government officials to take strong action to protect food workers. Our social media hashtag, #ProtectNCWorkers, reached tens-of-thousands of people.
More than 120 labor, farm, environmental, faith, and civil rights groups representing millions of people in North Carolina and across the country sent a letter today to NC government officials calling for immediate, comprehensive COVID-19 protections for essential workers in the food supply chain.
Clergy are trained to minister to others, often at the expense of the themselves and their families. In the wake of a pandemic and political turmoil, clergy are called upon to re-imagine personal and community financial well-being and to minister to the wounds created by fiscal trauma and economic inequity.