Every day, we must remember the brothers
and sisters, sons and daughters, and mothers and fathers who work hard in our
nation's fields tirelessly every day to grow the food that we all enjoy. They do not get breaks, and they often
are far from their families. In addition, more and more immigrant
families continue to be separated and torn apart by our broken immigration
system, and we must keep them in our thoughts and hearts as well. With
Congress refusing to do their jobs and pass immigration reform, these families'
struggles and suffering will continue.
But that is why we are here.
Everyone at the UFW Foundation works every day to help immigrants and farm
workers get the help they need, whether through legal services, advocacy in the
public square and for immigration reform, education on immigrant rights and
resources, or outreach on issues like the Affordable Care Act and public
benefits. We live to help and empower our immigrant families and communities
through the values of integrity, innovation, empowerment, and a "si se
puede" attitude, because we keep the most in need in society constantly in
our hearts, and we know that, if we all work together, we can succeed.
"Si se puede" is not just a catchy phrase; it embodies our belief in
our communities and our place on the right side of history. We can
succeed, and we will succeed.
So please remember the immigrant families
that work hard every day to provide the food that we need every day, and let their
struggle ignite a fire within you to fight with us for their well-being,
rights, and dignity. Together, we can all go far.
Diana Tellefson Torres
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