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Meet Samantha Guillen, a child farmworker since age 6, who is helping advocates fight for increased protections for our youngest child laborers in the fields.
National phone-in day for protecting child farmworkers is March 31, 2010, Cesar Chavez Day. Advocates are calling on consumers to help protect migrant farmworker children by calling on their Representative to support the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (H.R. 3564).
Advocates have been working for years to improve the working conditions for young farmworkers in the United States. In recent months, the CARE Act, the domestic priority for NCL's Child Labor Coalition, has been gathering steam. In all, 73 groups, representing a diverse cross-section of interests, have stood up and said it’s time to end the injustice of child labor in U.S. agriculture.