About Our Members

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Oxnard, CA


American Federation of Government Employees Local 3354,

St. Louis, MO



Border Agricultural Workers Project

El Paso, TX



Coalición Rural Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Farmworkers Association of Florida

Apopka, FL



Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Land Assistance Fund, Epes, AL


Housing Assistance Council

Washington, DC



Intertribal Agriculture Council,

Moiese, MT



La Mujer Obrera

El Paso, Texas


La Mujer Obrera is a local independent organization dedicated to creating communities defined by women. Our organization was founded in 1981 by women who were both garment workers and Chicana activists. Our experience showed us that as women we must implement our own ideas and strategies for our community. La Mujer Obrera has developed its organizing strategies based on the following basic human rights: employment, housing, education, nutrition, health, peace, and political liberty. Over the years, La Mujer Obrera has been one of the leaders in the struggle against an “undeclared war” on marginalized women workers of Mexican heritage.

Today La Mujer Obrera continues to challenge the perception that women are an infinite source of cheap labor and that progress means we are the ones who must sacrifice. We must see ourselves as being at the forefront of defining progress within our community. The struggle of women in the factories and resistance to NAFTA has strengthened us to create community. Our collective practice includes: cooking, raising our children, working the land, commerce, artisanry, and cultural celebrations. We need these practices to safeguard our ancestral knowledge and apply it to the present. This is our contribution as women workers in El Paso to the struggle for work, dignity, and justice. The space we are creating belongs to future generations of women and their families.


Land Loss Prevention Project

Durham, NC



Land Stewardship Project



Mississippi Association of Cooperatives

Jackson, MS



Missouri Rural Crisis Center

Columbia, MO





 National Hmong American Farmers, Inc.

  Fresno, CA




National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association

Washington, DC


Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project

Oklahoma City, OK



Operation Spring Plant

Oxford, NC



Rural Advancement Fund

Orangeburg, SC


Rural Development Leadership Network

New York, NY



World Farmers

Lancaster, MA





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