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Help connect Michigan's migrant farmworkers with their families

In partnership with Southeast Michigan Migrant Resource Council (SEMMRC), Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is working to fundraise enough money to install internet infrastructure at three migrant camps and to pay the monthly costs of internet services at five migrant camps. Please consider sharing or, if possible, donate to support this project: bit.ly/connect_the_camps More Information: Farmworkers are an integral part of our food system, with skills and knowledge that uniquely suit them to fill a niche necessary for getting people’s food on the table. Yet they are often denied the respect that should come with their essential role, instead facing indifference and sometimes even mistreatment. These “guest workers” deserve better. During these complicated times, we have all learned that internet access is fundamental to remaining connected with our support systems. Working hundreds of miles away from their families to provide food for our tables, we believe that farmworkers should have access to this fundamental service as well. Why do we need $12,125? Installations at 3 camps: $9,300 1. $400: Installations at camp 1 2. $400: Installations at camp 2 3. $8500: Installation at camp 3 Paying for internet service at 5 camps for 7 months: $2825 $404 a month for all 5 camps, totaling $2,825 for the 7 month growing season. (the three camps mentioned previously plus two others the SEMMRC has already provided Internet for) total: $12,125 This will result in supplying approximately[masked] migrant workers with the means to: Have contact with their family members! Take advantage of telehealth appointments for health, prescriptions Participate in online training Improve English language skills And other important opportunities Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is a group based in Washtenaw County which acts in support of farmworkers in Michigan, provides resources where possible, and educates interested parties about the farmworker community, both historically and present day. WSF came together to organize in support of the national Coalition of Immokalee Worker campaigns and has since expanded to support organizing local farmworker initiatives in Southeast Michigan. In solidarity, Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers -- washtenaw solidarity with farmworkers bit.ly/connect_the_camps [masked] facebook/twitter/instagram

Help connect Michigan's migrant farmworkers with their families

In partnership with Southeast Michigan Migrant Resource Council (SEMMRC), Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is working to fundraise enough money to install internet infrastructure at three migrant camps and to pay the monthly costs of internet services at five migrant camps. Please consider sharing or, if possible, donate to support this project: bit.ly/connect_the_camps More Information: Farmworkers are an integral part of our food system, with skills and knowledge that uniquely suit them to fill a niche necessary for getting people’s food on the table. Yet they are often denied the respect that should come with their essential role, instead facing indifference and sometimes even mistreatment. These “guest workers” deserve better. During these complicated times, we have all learned that internet access is fundamental to remaining connected with our support systems. Working hundreds of miles away from their families to provide food for our tables, we believe that farmworkers should have access to this fundamental service as well. Why do we need $12,125? Installations at 3 camps: $9,300 1. $400: Installations at camp 1 2. $400: Installations at camp 2 3. $8500: Installation at camp 3 Paying for internet service at 5 camps for 7 months: $2825 $404 a month for all 5 camps, totaling $2,825 for the 7 month growing season. (the three camps mentioned previously plus two others the SEMMRC has already provided Internet for) total: $12,125 This will result in supplying approximately[masked] migrant workers with the means to: Have contact with their family members! Take advantage of telehealth appointments for health, prescriptions Participate in online training Improve English language skills And other important opportunities Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is a group based in Washtenaw County which acts in support of farmworkers in Michigan, provides resources where possible, and educates interested parties about the farmworker community, both historically and present day. WSF came together to organize in support of the national Coalition of Immokalee Worker campaigns and has since expanded to support organizing local farmworker initiatives in Southeast Michigan. In solidarity, Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers -- washtenaw solidarity with farmworkers bit.ly/connect_the_camps [masked] facebook/twitter/instagram

Help connect Michigan's migrant farmworkers with their families

In partnership with Southeast Michigan Migrant Resource Council (SEMMRC), Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is working to fundraise enough money to install internet infrastructure at three migrant camps and to pay the monthly costs of internet services at five migrant camps. Please consider sharing or, if possible, donate to support this project: bit.ly/connect_the_camps More Information: Farmworkers are an integral part of our food system, with skills and knowledge that uniquely suit them to fill a niche necessary for getting people’s food on the table. Yet they are often denied the respect that should come with their essential role, instead facing indifference and sometimes even mistreatment. These “guest workers” deserve better. During these complicated times, we have all learned that internet access is fundamental to remaining connected with our support systems. Working hundreds of miles away from their families to provide food for our tables, we believe that farmworkers should have access to this fundamental service as well. Why do we need $12,125? Installations at 3 camps: $9,300 1. $400: Installations at camp 1 2. $400: Installations at camp 2 3. $8500: Installation at camp 3 Paying for internet service at 5 camps for 7 months: $2825 $404 a month for all 5 camps, totaling $2,825 for the 7 month growing season. (the three camps mentioned previously plus two others the SEMMRC has already provided Internet for) total: $12,125 This will result in supplying approximately[masked] migrant workers with the means to: Have contact with their family members! Take advantage of telehealth appointments for health, prescriptions Participate in online training Improve English language skills And other important opportunities Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers (WSF) is a group based in Washtenaw County which acts in support of farmworkers in Michigan, provides resources where possible, and educates interested parties about the farmworker community, both historically and present day. WSF came together to organize in support of the national Coalition of Immokalee Worker campaigns and has since expanded to support organizing local farmworker initiatives in Southeast Michigan. In solidarity, Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers -- washtenaw solidarity with farmworkers bit.ly/connect_the_camps [masked] facebook/twitter/instagram

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Hello! I'm Sue Bailey and I live in Berkley. I am working with Meetup #RESIST to get some of our groups in Michigan up and running. This resistance thing is a long marathon and we need to get going! As many of you have noticed, you are all listed as event organizers. No pressure! It just means that anyone in the group can choose to organize and host an event or Meetup. Whoever posts the Meetup will be the only one that can make changes to it or cancel it if necessary/. Meetup #RESIST is looking to find a couploe of people in each #RESIST group to take on a kind of leadership role. That person would be identified as a Co-Organizer. The responsibilities would include: • Perhaps 'vetting' new members as they request to join your group. We have already had some problems with trolls and negativity and we are trying to minimize that. • Making an attempt to welcome new members as they join. • Assist with events when possible. • Monitor for trolls or negativity. You will be able to block trolls from your group if they are troublesome. • You will be able to edit any events planned by others if needed. • And all other duties as assigned..... There is a great deal of support for Co-Organizers provided by Meetup. So you won't be alone. There is also a networking sight for Co-Organizers to share ideas and bounce off thoughts/ideas. If you think you are interested in signing on as a Co-Organizer, please email me at [masked] and we'll get you started! I am also available to all of the Meetup #RESIST groups in Michigan. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, need resources, want templates for postcards, or want help with organizing an event. I'm so happy so many of you have joined #RESIST. I think we can really turn things around by mid term elections if we get organized and keep up the momentum! Glad to meet you. And thanks for your activism.

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