2. 50-Mile Regulation Demonstration Update
We were delighted by the excellent turnout at our demonstration on December 9th outside the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), where we protested the 50-mile regulation requiring farm workers and their families to move at least 50 miles away from migrant camps after the growing season ends.
The protest certainly got HCD’s attention! See why in this video! lauren and several other people in the coalition fighting the rule were invited inside to meet with the HCD’s director. Among those in the meeting was a young woman who grew up in the migrant camps and who could speak directly to the dire impact the 50-mile regulation has had on her life.
The demonstration got some great media coverage as well. We’re so happy that people are starting to pay attention to this important human rights issue.
HCD has agreed to get back to us by January 15th with their thoughts on how they will proceed with respect to the regulation. Watch this space for updates!