Here in Southern California, 11 of our community members were killed in the Monterey Park mass shooting on Saturday, January 21. Less than 48 hours later, seven farmworkers from “Concord Farms” and “California Terra Garden” suffered that same tragic fate. One was also injured.
I adjourned in their memory last week because farmworkers do the work that often no one else will do. They toil our fields for long hours—many times, for inhumane wages and under inhumane living conditions. Rain or shine, they’re out there working, providing food for our families.
I want to send my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of these victims.