I care deeply about Chicago Fair Trade because as a member of a mixed-immigration status family, I understand the limitations and burdens of not having access to fair living wages and how that affects every member of the family.
My parents and I immigrated here seeking a better future, but they often struggled working at under-paying jobs and in unsafe conditions, just to support that dream. I believe all human beings deserve to work in safe, empowering enviornments, regardless of immigration status or country of origin. Fair Trade ensures that people are not being exploited - something I support and advocate strongly for.
This is why I have committed to donate $50.00 to Chicago Fair Trade that ensures just that. I am proud to represent Mata Traders as a board member for CFT and witness first-hand the great impact this organization does for the city of Chicago and globally!