https://afop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/advocacy.jpg 1833 3263 Norma Flores Lopez https://afop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LOGOTAG-LINE-300x71.png Norma Flores Lopez2015-04-17 15:34:282015-05-13 13:26:09AFOP to Congress: Prohibit Child Labor on U.S. Tobacco Farms
AFOP to Congress: Prohibit Child Labor on U.S. Tobacco Farms
April 16, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, which can include acute nicotine poisoning and other long term health effects. The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) supports the proposed legislation, and calls on Congress to swiftly pass the bills.
AFOP’s media release can be read below.