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A group of children under Farm Workers Community Sign,   El Rio, CA, 1941. Photo by Robert Hemmig

Statement of Purpose

The Commission is an independent organization composed of individuals who are dedicated to helping local farm workers gain their rights to equitable wages, proper treatment in terms of fair labor practices, standard employee benefits, safe working conditions, and respect.  In essence, the Commission is an advocate for action that increases the quality of life for farm workers in the workplace, in the public school setting, in the political arena, and in the community as a whole.  It is the vision of the Commission that farm workers will someday become fully enfranchised, equitably treated, and respected members of this society.

The Commission meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. @ Café on A Street (438 South A Street, Oxnard, CA)

What does the Commission do?

  • We provide a forum that serves as a clearing house of information regarding current affairs affecting the farm worker community
  • We provide a forum that serves to provide leadership training for youth and adults
  • We raise funding to support farm worker causes
  • We promote and contibute to a food bank for farm workers affected by labor disputes
  • We provide links to free or low-cost medical and other services for farm worker families
  • We provide a means for demanding the respect and dignity that farm workers, like all people, are entitled to receive
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    Commission for Farm Workers' Rights
    P.O. Box 2445
    Oxnard, CA 93034