Alyssa Ritterstein is a Press Secretary in the Washington, D.C., office.
We get some interesting mail at Earthjustice, but one letter we received this week was too good not to share. It came from Detective Christopher Derry of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau, which immediately got our attention and had us on the verge of changing all our passwords.
Victorino’s story is part two in a weekly series of personal narratives from farm and agricultural workers, illustrating the need for stronger worker and safety protections against pesticide exposure. To get beyond the statistics of 10,000 to 20,000 pesticide poisonings on farms a year in this country, we go to the frontlines, beginning in California.
This guest blog post is written by Joanne Cipolla-Dennis, a resident of Dryden, NY, and member of the Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, which banned fracking in 2011. She offers these thoughts on an otherwise gloomy post-election day.