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Deconstructing Power: Reflecting on Session Three of HEAL’s SoPL

In April, the HEAL Food Alliance brought together our four teams of 14 SoPL leaders for a dynamic session on Power Analysis & Campaign Strategy Development. For this session, we engaged the expertise of HEAL’s Campaigns Director Jose Oliva, who led the group through power mapping exercises and a discussion on deconstructing power to win […]

Personal Stories to Collective History: Reflecting on Session Two of HEAL’s SoPL

By Elizabeth Esparza, HEAL SoPL Leader & Member of the Good Food Oakland SoPL Team Storytelling was at the heart of the HEAL School of Political Leadership’s Session 2.  Remembering, roots, mother, grandma, connecting, characters, kitchen table, community, culture, vulnerability, emotions, oral history, beads. These are just some of the words that came to mind […]
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HEAL Food Alliance & People’s Action Statements on the Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed former Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack, as Secretary of  Agriculture. This is Vilsack’s second time leading the Department of Agriculture (USDA), having done so first from 2009 to 2017 during the Obama administration. In response to Secretary Vilsack’s confirmation, Navina Khanna, Executive Director of HEAL Food Alliance  issued the following statement: “The […]
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HEAL Welcomes our 3rd School of Political Leadership Cohort!

Press Release: For Immediate Release Contact: Kara Watkins-Chow, kara.watkinschow@berlinrosen.com Neshani Jani, neshani@healfoodalliance.org 14 BIPOC Leaders Join Political Leadership Cohort to Develop Democratic Food & Farm Programs HEAL Food Alliance School of Political Leadership brings together food and farm justice leaders from across four states to develop blueprint for inclusive, democratic food and agriculture systems  OAKLAND, […]
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Statement: The DOL must ensure that corporations abide by OSHA’s standards for workplace safety!

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2020 Contact: Kara Watkins-Chow, kara.watkinschow@berlinrosen.com Federal Government Issues First COVID-19 Safety Citation at a Meatpacking Plant Since Start of Pandemic On Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the first COVID-19-related citation to a meatpacking plant for failing to protect workers from the spread of the virus with a […]
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Defending Immigrant Workers Means Defending Us All

A joint statement by food, farm & labor organizations Date: 8/7/2019 ICE officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants on August 7, arresting 680 mostly Latin-American workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in over ten years. The raids happened just as Donald Trump was arriving at El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latinx city where […]