Message from the director
Thanks for your visit to this website. Now, let's review the facts:
There are about 15,000 farmworkers in the El Paso, Southern New Mexico area. The average annual income for a farmworker family is $5,500. Farm work is considered among the most dangerous of all occupations. Farmworkers are not included in the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act.
The average life expectancy of a farmworker is between 46 and 53 years.
WHO ARE THE FARMWORKERS?
Fathers, mothers, children who work in the fields, growing and harvesting the food our country eats and exports.
WHAT THEY NEED?
They need to earn at least the federal minimum wage.
They need a safer workplace.
They need adequate and decent housing.
They need YOUR HELP.
The BAWP is the most active and dedicated effort in the El Paso, Ciudad Juárez and Southern New Mexico region. We have made significant gains during all these years of work and dedication. But more needs to be done and we need your support.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Provide economic support to continue with our efforts.
Oppose anti-immigrant actions, from both the public and private sector.
Promote better policies and laws to protect agricultural workers and their families.
Visit our center located in the heart of the recruitment site in El Paso to find out how you can contribute to its development.
Tell all your fiends to visit this web site, and
And finally, print the following fact sheet and distribute it.
Thanks a lot for your visit and we wish you peace and good health in 2000.
United Without Borders!
Carlos Marentes, director
Border Agricultural Workers Project
201 E. Ninth Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-0921
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