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The Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond working together toward a new society that values unity, hope, people, and land.
Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is one of the most grassroots-oriented and culturally-diverse of rural organizations. Our coalition has more than 34 years linked to over 70 grassroots member organizations to serve as a critical advocacy voice of African-American, American-Indian, Asian-American, Euro-American, Latino, and women farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and rural communities in the U.S. Together we seek to build a more just and sustainable food system which brings fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities, establishes just and fair working conditions for farmworkers, protects the environment, and brings safe and healthy food to all consumers.
With our strong roots in the movements for human, civil, indigenous, and farmworker rights. Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural members share the belief that rural communities everywhere can have a better future and that community-based organizations who have long served the needs of rural communities and people have a fundamental role in building that future. Investments in their work with provide important returns to our economy our environment and our society.
With our members and allies, we have focused on bringing justice and equity to food and farm policy for rural communities and people. Through our shared efforts, we were able to secure more than 30 sections of policies in the 2008 Farm Bill that provide a seat at the table in agriculture for the producers, farmworkers, and communities we serve.