Resolution
 

RESTORATION AND REAUTHORIZATION OF THE US DOL NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOB TRAINING, MIGRANT YOUTH AND FARMWORKER HOUSING PROGRAM TO THE 2006-2007 BUDGET
 

WhereaS, farm workers toil the fields to put food on our nationís tables; and 

WhereaS, these (adults and youth) farm workers desperately need job training and affordable housing; and 

WhereaS, the Presidentís budget eliminates the vital job training and housing program to the nationís 5.1 million primarily Latino farm workers to their detriment; and 

WhereaS, by eliminating this program known as Workforce 167, the only job training program by the US DOL affecting primarily Hispanics, is wiped out; and  

WhereaS, 5.1 million primarily Latino farm workers will be adversely affected; 

Therefore, we request that President Bush restore the National Farm Worker Job Training and Housing program to $166 million for adults, $20 million for migrant youth and $10 million for farm worker technical assistance to the 2006-2007 budget. 

Therefore, we request that this resolution be approved at the Arizona LULAC Convention and forwarded to the National LULAC convention to become a national legislative priority.

 

Adopted this 1st day of July 2006.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President


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