Next livestream: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 12 noon
**** Mock Thanksgiving Feast in front of White House****
Lafayette Square Park
Rep. Gutierrez Joins Farm Workers behind the Thanksgiving Meal to Hold Holiday Feast in front of White House
Farm & Food Processing Workers to Deliver Letters Calling for Executive Action
Washington, DC — On Wednesday, November 19th at 12pm ET—and on the cusp of one of America’s most celebrated holidays—Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) alongside immigrant farm, food and commercial workers from across the country will gather in Lafayette Square Park to remind Americans of the people behind the Thanksgiving meal and call on the President of the United States to deliver the most inclusive changes to immigration policy possible through executive action. The event will shine a spotlight on members of United Farm Workers and United Food and Commercial Workers who will present Thanksgiving foods harvested and processed by immigrant workers, including a turkey, potatoes, pumpkin, and other foods found on America’s Thanksgiving tables.
In addition, farm workers will also deliver letters from across the country, explaining why administrative relief is so important to their communities. Many of the letters include invitations to the President to share a Thanksgiving meal with farm workers in their homes.