Farmworker Public Summit 20 May


The day before our Annual Meeting, the Farmworker Affairs Committee of the SM Co Democratic Party will host an in-person summit in Half Moon Bay from 1-3pm.

The details are below. It’s so important that we have the opportunity to hear directly from our Farmworkers and all Latino and Asian members of our Coastside community. It’s a free event but we ask that all attendees secure a free ticket through the EventBrite link below so we can follow up and plan accordingly for the number of guests who will attend. Thanks so much for sharing this invitation with everyone you know who might be interested.

The Farmworker Affairs Committee of the San Mateo County Democratic Party cordially invites you to the Farmworker Public Summit on Saturday, May 20 from 1:00pm-3:00pm PST in Half Moon Bay. Our Emcee isGloria Rodriguez of ABC 7 News.

This Summit will expand upon the May 2022 Farmworker Roundtable discussion which was attended by the region’s representatives from Congress, the state legislature, and the County Board of Supervisors. Last year’s event was the first time a roundtable of this magnitude was ever organized with our elected representatives and leaders of local community-based organizations. The tragic shootings in January in Half Moon Bay remind us even more urgently of how important it is to expand our efforts and include the public in ongoing discussions of Farmworker-related issues.

The topics that will be discussed on May 20 include: access to clean water, housing, and health care. Following up on last year’s Roundtable, this year’s Summit will focus on mapping tangible policy solutions that lawmakers at all levels of our government can pursue on behalf of our region’s Farmworkers. By taking collective action we can all improve the lives of the people who work so hard to put food on our tables and contribute to our county’s economy.

The Summit will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 1:00pm-3:00pm PST at the following venue:
Boys and Girls Club of The Coastside Event Center
530 Kelly Ave., in Half Moon Bay, CA
To RSVP, please visit:  Farmworker Public Summit Tickets, Sat, May 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


For invited officials, time will be allotted from 1:00 p.m -2:00 p.m. to address our attendees and provide updates on their sponsored projects and legislative proposals that are in progress and those they are planning to introduce. We are inviting them to share ways that community members can help pass legislation, secure funding, improve services, and get projects built that improve the lives of Farmworkers.

From 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., we will hear from leaders of our Coastside community based organizations, farmworkers will be invited to comment, make suggestions and ask questions, and other engaged community members in attendance will be asked to participate as time permits. Public comment and questions will be recorded to provide officials with the option to submit answers and follow up at a later time. Translation services in Spanish and Mandarin will be provided.

Invited elected officials include:
● Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
● Congressman Kevin Mullin
● Senator Josh Becker
● Assemblymember Diane Papan
● Assemblymember Marc Berman
● Supervisor Ray Mueller
● SMC Executive Mike Callagy

Invited Community Members and Organizations include:
● Farmworkers
● SMC Dems Farmworker Affairs Committee
● SMC Farmworker Affairs Coalition (non-partisan group)
● Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS)
● Coastside Hope
● Puente de la Costa Sur
● Dolores Huerta, Founder and President of Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-Founder of United Farm Workers (UFW)
● United Farm Workers (UFW)

For further information and to confirm your availability, please contact the Chair of the SMC Dems Farmworker Affairs Committee, Victoria Sanchez De Alba at 650-270-7819 / or Farm Worker Affairs Committee member April Vargas at 650-207-2729