Sunday, February 28, 2010

An Open Invitation from Senator Aubertine

You are Invited to Participate in the Upcoming
Hearing Without Having to Drive to Albany

The New York State Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing Monday, March 1, on proposed legislation known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B). The hearing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, and be Web cast live on the Internet HERE.

Testimony will be given in person by farmers, advocates, agribusiness and other interested or affected parties to discuss the legislation, the impact its mandates would have on both farm workers and the agriculture industry as a whole. Written testimony will also be accepted by the committee from parties unable to attend the hearing or unable to testify within the timeframe.

Senator Aubertine said "I encourage you to tune into the hearing as it will be the first time there has been a truly open forum in Albany aimed at examining the impact of a bill which may significantly change the the face of Agriculture in New York State. Farmers, farm workers, human rights advocates, economists, state agencies, and scholars will debate the merits and shortfalls of this bill while at the same time be questioned by a bi-partisan panel of Senators on the agriculture committee. We are making history tomorrow and I hope you can be part of it too."


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