Mother’s Day, May 9, is one of the biggest days in the year for flower sales. Yet thousands of women who pick most of the flowers, many of them mothers themselves, will spend that day working in egregious conditions for poverty wages and in hazardous conditions.
You can help these women fight for a better life by purchasing a special Mother’s Day card from the U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP), an advocacy group promoting labor rights in Latin America. In exchange for a $35 donation ($20 for students or persons with low income) to USLEAP’s Flower Worker Economic Justice Campaign, your mother will receive a card in the mail featuring a photo of a Colombian flower worker with her child. The card will include a personalized message from you inside. continue reading

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