Patti Goldman, Vice President for Litigation at Earthjustice, is being honored for her long-running, highly successful litigation and advocacy to reduce farmworker exposures to harmful pesticides, undertaken in collaboration with Farmworker Justice. She will be the first recipient of the Shelley Davis Memorial Award in Washington, D.C.
Patti often worked on pesticides issues with Shelley, who passed away in 2008, and has continued to work with Farmworker Justice and farmworker organizations to protect workers and their children from toxic pesticides. Shelley was a nationally recognized expert attorney who blazed many trails to protect farmworkers from pesticides. Read more about Shelley's life and work and tributes in her honor.
"I am honored and humbled to receive an award honoring such an incredibly effective advocate and amazing woman's life's work," Patti said. "It strengthens my resolve to do all I can to protect the most vulnerable from toxic pesticides."
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen said Patti’s many years of work on pesticide issues exemplify the spirit of the award. "Patti has earned Earthjustice's heartfelt thanks for carrying on Shelley Davis' legacy, and for her leadership and creativity in pioneering litigation strategies that reduce toxic exposures."