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Sarah Goldman And Laurie Beyranevand: Farmworker health and climate change

Now that policymakers have acknowledged how “essential” farmworkers are, what will they do to protect these workers in the face of a warming planet and increased risk at work?
Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout put polluted communities last
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Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout put polluted communities last

Pollution put these Chicago residents at higher risk for COVID-19. Now they’re last in line for the vaccine.
Get out the vote efforts in farm country are reaching young, Latinx, and rural voters
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Get out the vote efforts in farm country are reaching young, Latinx, and rural voters

The pandemic has moved voter outreach online. And in states like Iowa, it’s bringing a renewed focus to a voting block focused on working conditions in ag and sustainable food systems.
Left without school or day care, farmworkers are bringing their kids to work

Left without school or day care, farmworkers are bringing their kids to work

The coronavirus has created a unique crisis for impoverished agriculture workers.
Farmworkers forced to put harvest over health during wildfires
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Farmworkers forced to put harvest over health during wildfires

Farmworkers sometimes work in hazardous smoke conditions, with few breaks and few protections. With many facing precarious employment and unsteady immigration situations, they can't easily demand better working conditions.
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Unsheltered in place
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Unsheltered in place

Housing was already scarce and expensive. Then came the virus and the fires.
Fires and storms push demand for emergency shelter to a new high
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Fires and storms push demand for emergency shelter to a new high

The Red Cross has provided more nights of shelter to Americans this year than at any point on record, a sign of the widening human toll of climate change.
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