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Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

Companies Push White House to Follow Through on Climate Action Plan

One year after Superstorm Sandy, 20 major U.S. businesses demand action
Press Release

BOSTON, October 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the Climate Action Plan announced by the President on June 25th.

2011 Ceres Conference - An Interview with Jonathan Jacoby, Policy & Campaigns Manager, Private Sector Development of Oxfam America

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 - Jonathan Jacoby, Policy & Campaigns Manager, Private Sector Development of Oxfam America sat down for an interview at the 2011 Ceres Conference, taking place May 11th and 12th in Oakland, CA.  

Bon Appetit Mgmt Co and United Farm Workers Release Groundbreaking Farm Labor Report

Farmworkers lack legal protections, rights that other sectors take for granted
Summary: 

The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

Press Release

The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

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