Resolution
 

RESTORATION AND REAUTHORIZATION OF THE US DOL NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOB TRAINING, MIGRANT YOUTH AND FARMWORKER HOUSING PROGRAM TO THE 2007-2008 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 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; and

THEREFORE, we request that President Bush restore the National Farm Worker Job Training and Housing program to $166,000,000 for adults, $20,000,000 for migrant youth and $10,000.000 for farm worker technical assistance to the 2007-2008 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 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President


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