Despite little agency support or protective regulation, farmworkers are highly-impacted by state and national policies: from immigration policy to detention centers, to worker protections or lack thereof, to health insurance/coverage, and federal funding for migrant health centers, etc.
Write reflection on farmworker-related policy. Farmworker advocates are divided in their support/opposition of this bill. see Farmworker Justice’s https://www.farmworkerjustice.org/blog-post/farmworker-justice-statement-on-the-passage-in-the-house-of-representatives-of-the-farm-workforce-modernization-act-hr-5038/ on their support for the bill.
Guiding Reflection Questions
1. What’s the title of (#) and main point of the policy bill or proposal? Is it WA state policy or national policy or other?
2. How do you think the policy will impact farmworkers and their health?
3. Are you in support of it or against it, and why?