COVID-19 in the State of Iowa is exposing the vulnerability of our farm system and the exploitation of meatpacking workers.
With OSHA nowhere to be found and inaction by the State of Iowa the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC Iowa) is forming a statewide coalition of farmers, activists, workers, consumers, unions, environmentalists, and other organizations to launch the Meatless May Campaign with short and long term goals to protect workers and support family farms.
To start the campaign our first call to action is to take the pledge to boycott corporate meat and support regional and local farmers. Take the pledge!
Protect Workers and Family Farms
We are building a statewide coalition of different people and organizations.
Ongoing List of Endorsements:
Joe Henry, LULAC – advisor to the national president on civic engagement & elections
Nick Salazar, LULAC Iowa State Director
Ako Abdul Samad – Iowa State Representative
Ed Fallon, director of BOLD Iowa (an environmental group)
Mark Kuhn - Iowa Grain Farmer, Former State Representative, & county supervisor
Chris Peterson, Iowa hog farmer and co-founder of Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture
Jack Hatch - former Iowa State Senator
Eddie Mauro - candidate for U.S. Senate (Iowa)
Iowa Democratic Black Caucus
Iowa Democratic Hispanic Caucus
Steve Villatoro, Latino Activist
Kathy Byrnes, Farmer
Francis Thick, Farmer
Joe Lynch, Farmer
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture
Carpenters Union (waiting for final confirmation)
Teamsters Union (waiting for final confirmation)
BOLD Iowa, environmental group