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Run for Migrant Women's Rights

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CDM is running for migrant women's rights! CDM staff and allies will participate in races in Mexico City and Baltimore this fall to raise money for CDM's Migrant Women's Project (Proyecto de Mujeres Migrantes, or ProMuMi). Your generous contribution will support CDM and migrant women leaders to end workplace and recruitment abuse.

Women leaders like Elisa, a former worker in Maryland's crab industry and a member of the Migrant Defense Committee (Comité de Defensa del Migrante), embody the goals of the Migrant Women's Project. Elisa first went to work with an H-2B visa in Maryland's crab industry in 2000. Like many migrant women, Elisa faced discrimination; her boss gave men safer working conditions and higher pay. For years she worked under these conditions to support her family. Today, she is organizing against discrimination and recruitment abuse in her community and promoting migrant women’s rights internationally.

From recruitment in Mexico to workplaces in the United States, women migrants face discrimination. Labor recruiters hire women to fill jobs at the bottom of the labor market and at lower rates of pay than men. Women are also pushed into jobs where they are isolated from medical, social, and legal services. Too often they face sexual harassment, rape, and assault on the job.

Many remain silent, fearing that their employer or recruiter will retaliate. That threat is serious: women have lost their jobs and their immigration status for speaking out. With CDM's support, women like Elisa are standing up for their rights and fighting to end discrimination. CDM's Migrant Women's Project gives migrant women leaders the information, tools, and training they need to defend their rights.

As a leader in CDM's Migrant Women's Project and the Migrant Defense Committee, Elisa has participated in numerous know-your-rights and women's rights workshops as well as migrant leadership strategy sessions organized by CDM.  She has testified about her experiences before members of the press and congressional staff. Most importantly, Elisa has fully assumed her role as an agent for change. Trained as a migrant rights promoter, she now organizes and gives know-your-rights workshops in her community. She is a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for migrant women's rights.

DONATE today to support women leaders like Elisa and to promote migrant women's rights.

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To This Fundraiser

$705

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chloe Roddick

    $30

  • Alyssa Terry

    $30

  • Sarah Wright & Seth Schreiberg

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Nora Singley

     

  • Walter White (Heisenberg)

    $20

  • Krystal and Reid

    $50

  • Vandelay Industries

    $40

  • Jen and Des

    $40

  • Nathan and Patrice

    $50

  • Sadie Katz

    $50

  • Christina Shih and Tom Bria

    $50

  • Uchenna Itam

    $20

  • Ed

    $25

  • Emily Schweninger

    $25

  • James Ramey and Daniela Michel

    $100

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141% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,661 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Monica Ramirez

Amount Raised

$1,580

 

105% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Rachel Micah-Jones

Amount Raised

$1,510

 

126% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Sarah Rempel

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Janet Sale

Amount Raised

$1,045

 

418% Raised of $250 Goal

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Kristin Love

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jessica Stender

Amount Raised

$705

 

141% Raised of $500 Goal

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Teya Kelley

Amount Raised

$475

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Elizabeth Mauldin

Amount Raised

$460

 

184% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

James Ramey and Daniela Michel

James Ramey and Daniela Michel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Emily Schweninger

Emily Schweninger

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ed

Ed

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Uchenna Itam

Uchenna Itam

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Christina Shih and Tom Bria

Christina Shih and Tom Bria

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Sadie Katz

Sadie Katz

DONATION: $50

You go Jess! 5 years ago

Nathan and Patrice

Nathan and Patrice

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jen and Des

Jen and Des

DONATION: $40

Hi Jess! Good luck in the race! 5 years ago

Vandelay Industries

Vandelay Industries

DONATION: $40

For the Human Fund 5 years ago

Krystal and Reid

Krystal and Reid

DONATION: $50

Run, Jess, Run! 5 years ago