Child Labor Coalition Congressional briefing
"Too young and too dangerous: The hazards of harvesting tobacco and other crops for farmworker children"
SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Representative from California and lead sponsor of HR 2764, The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act), which would remove labor law exemptions that allows children to do wage work on farms at age 12 and perform hazardous work at age 16.
The Honorable David Cicilline, Representative from Rhode Island and lead sponsor of H.R. 1848, legislation to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture in the United States by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor.
Virginia State Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-49)
Margaret Wurth, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch. Presenting new research on the impact of nicotine poisoning and toxic pesticides on young tobacco workers.
Teen tobacco worker
Norma Flores Lopez, East Coast Migrant Head Start and Child Labor Coalition