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Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers
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Monday May 16th, 2016 11:20 PM
On Saturday, May 7th, there was a call from farm workers for a Boycott Driscoll’s International Day of Action to bring attention to the fight in the berry fields both in Washington State and San Quintin, MX.
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Democracy Now! film crew came to Burlington, WA and talked with farm workers and covered a informational picket at Costco with supporters.

Watch the segment which aired at Democracy Now! on Monday May 9th, 2016:

Driscoll's Workers Call for Global Boycott over Alleged Abuses at World's Biggest Berry Distributor
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/9/driscolls_workers_call_for_cross_border

Demonstrations were held in many locations, including:

In Burlington, WA with Familias Unidas and community members including Bellingham JWJ, WPEA, Skagit Labor Dems, WWU Students for Farmworker Justice and Whatcom-Skagit IWW.

In San Diego, CA Gloria Gracida, a spokesperson for Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democratico De Jornaleros Agricolas, joined local supporters at Whole Foods Market.

In Eureka, CA with North Coast Solidarity Berry Boycott at local Costco.

In Eugene, OR at Costco with Eugene Boycott Committee.

At Costco in Fairfield, CA – “They actually let us leaflet for about 20 minutes before they ordered us off their property. Then we moved and held our signs at the driveway entrance. Lots of people stopped to ask questions and get a flyer.”

In San Leandro, CA at Costco with Oakland Boycott Committee.

At Costco in Rohnert Park, CA with the Food Empowerment Project.

At Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz, CA with the Santa Cruz Boycott Committee.

Many of those who participated in May 7th, 2016 day of action were with newly formed boycott committees as a result of the West Coast Farm Worker Tour and have been inspired to take action to support the Farmworkers. On Saturday, May 14th Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democratico De Jornaleros Agricolas (SINDJA) farmworkers in Mexico have called for a Global Day of Action. More actions will happen in places like Miguel Hidalgo Mexico, Sacramento, Chicago, Portland, and Watsonville to bring attention to the fight for justice in the berry fields.
§Burlington, WA
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Photo Credit: David Tucker
§Burlington, WA
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§Burlington, WA
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§San Diego, CA
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Photo Credit: Maria Cristina Malo
§San Diego, CA
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Photo Credit: Maria Cristina Malo
§San Diego, CA
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Photo Credit: Maria Cristina Malo
§Eureka, CA
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Costco in Eureka, CA. Photo Credit: Karla Sanchez
§Eureka, CA
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Costco in Eureka, CA. Photo Credit: Karla Sanchez
§Eugene, OR
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Photo Credit: Charles Denson
§Eugene, OR
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Photo Credit: Charles Denson
§Eugene, OR
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Photo Credit: Charles Denson
§Fairfield, CA
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Photo by Sarah Cain.
§San Leandro, CA
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Costco in San Leandro, CA. Photo Credit: Guillermo Daniel Elenes‎
§Rohnert Park, CA
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Photo Courtesy of Food Empowerment Project
§Santa Cruz, CA
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Photo Credit: Autumn Sun
§Santa Cruz, CA
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Photo Credit: Autumn Sun
§Santa Cruz, CA
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Photo Credit: Autumn Sun