SENATOR PUSHES FOR FARMWORKER REFORM
Senator Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville), who represents a 5 county region in Northeast Florida, has scheduled a town hall meeting for 6:00 p.m., July 13, at Calvary Family Life Center in Palatka. In an effort to improve working/living conditions for farmworkers, Senator Hill has sponsored farmworker legislation in each of the past three legislative sessions.
According to FFVAs Butch Calhoun, most
of Senator Hill's proposed legislation has been unfriendly to
Florida growers and did not pass. Senator Hill is hoping that
the meeting will provide an opportunity for growers, farmworkers,
advocates and others to discuss reform options that can be supported
by the agricultural community. Growers in the Tri-County Agricultural
area (Putnam, Flagler, and St. Johns Counties) are encouraged
to participate in the meeting.
For further information, please contact the Government Affairs Office at (850) 521-0455.
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