|Digital #FieldFotos campaign continues thru June 28th.
Support farm workers and get involved now!
We are at a critical juncture in our path towards a new immigration process. The Senate is expected to vote on S. 744 for final passage as early as Thursday or possibly Friday. The next few days are crucial and we need to continue putting pressure on our lawmakers in the Senate to vote for this bipartisan immigration reform bill, S. 744.
On June 25, farm workers and their supporters started using their breaks to ask Senators to support a new immigration process that includes a roadmap to citizenship in a unique way through using Twitter and Facebook. Farm workers posted pictures of themselves in the fields and uploaded them on Facebook and Twitter, using the #FieldFotos hashtag and directing their posts at key Senators, like Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. They will continue this throughout this crucial week.
Can you please join our farm workers by:
1. Re-tweeting or sharing the farm workers’ posts on Twitter and Facebook. You can find them by typing in #FieldFotos in your Twitter and/or Facebook searchbar.
2. Taking a picture of yourself holding a homemade sign saying, I support farm workers. Please vote for S. 744. Tweet your photo at your Senator and/or post it on Facebook (please make the photo public so we can share) with the #FieldFotos hashtag. Sample message below or go to http://ufw.org/fieldfotos.
3. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account (and even if you do) can you forward this email to friends and family who use Facebook and Twitter?
4. If you use social media please “LIKE” us on Facebook @UFW and @UFW Foundation and follow us on Twitter at @UFWupdates and @UFWF.
The timing is key and your help today is critical. The Senate is expected to vote on S. 744’s final passage this week. This bipartisan legislation is so important to farm workers since it includes agricultural provisions negotiated by the UFW, major grower associations and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).
Please join us in supporting farm workers and sending #FieldFotos.Si Se Puede!
Arturo S. Rodriguez