Support the rights of flower workers in Colombia!

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Did you know that on Mother's Day, 65% of flowers in the U.S. come from Colombia? Unfortunately, though, cheap flowers for us means deplorable working conditions for the mostly female flower workers, many of whom are mothers themselves.

But you can do something to address this difficult situation for Colombian flower workers TODAY!

Call your Representative and ask him/her to join in honoring Colombian flower workers by designating February 14th as International Flower Worker's Day. Or if you'd prefer, enter your info here and send them a letter. Help support workers' rights in Colombia!

Last year, Representative Keith Ellison (MN) introduced a resolution in Congress to recognize February 14 as International Flower Workers’ Day. This includes a commitment to improve conditions for workers and a revision of the Labor Action Plan (a provision agreed upon as a precursor to the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement) to “uphold the fulfillment of strong labor commitments under the U.S. Colombia Free Trade Agreement.”

Call your Representative NOW (or enter your info here and send them a letter) and ask him/her to add their name in support of International Flower Worker's Day.

Tell your Representative to be in touch with Brieana Marticorena at Rep. Ellison's office (Brieana.Marticorena@mail.house.gov) to add his/her name to the resolution.  

To learn more, watch this video by the WFP Colombia Team, featuring our Colombian partner organization Cactus, and members of the Colombian flower sector.

Thank you for supporting workers' rights in Colombia!


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