Lideres Campesinas has been determined to represent the farmworkers on the frontlines of

the COVID-19 pandemic. 

They (We) have been deemed essential by the department of Homeland Security.

 We are doing the best we can to work together to ensure their human rights.

Please check out our Letter to Governor Newsom addressing some major concerns.

Please see our recording of testimonies which accompanied our letter.


Youth group of Coachella Valley sends a powerful message to end violence against women and children. While no longer in school due to COVID-19, they still show up for civic engagement such as meetings with Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD and town halls and other activism. Some of them had to leave their very first job making it harder to pay their necessities/bills like their first cars and impossible to contribute to their family household needs. We appreciate and support them!
Lideres campesinas Comite Valle de Coachella es un poderoso grupo de jovenes. Ellas comparten este mensaje para poner un alto a la violencia en el hogar y el trabajo. Aunque ya no hay escuela debido a COVID-19, ellas siguen activas en activismo. Algunas tambien perdieron sus primeros trabajos y ya no pueden contribuir a las necesidades del hogar o hacer sus propios pagos…estamos para apoyarlas.

Lideres Campesinas Mission:

To strengthen the leadership of farm worker women to be agents of social, economic and political changes to ensure their human rights.



We are ever grateful for all your support and consideration in donating to us during this time. 

Your contribution is helping a movement and network of women farmworker leaders continue to grow after 30 years!



We look forward to new projects and collaborations and expanding our membership, leadership and activism throughout California, the Central Valley, Napa/Sonoma, Central Coast and beyond. 



Muchas Gracias por su apoyo durante el dia para dar, martes 3 de diciembre. 

Estamos muy orgullosas y con muchas ganas de seguir adelante con nuevos proyectos, reclutando mas membrecia, y desarrollando el liderazgo entre nosotras y las campesinas por toda California atraves del activismo y aprendizaje.





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California’s farm workers pick America’s essential produce – unprotected from coronavirus 

Líderes Campesinas is working to arrange for health professionals to train farm workers on keeping themselves safe, a program they hope would be made mandatory in agricultural counties. For now, growers and farm labor contractors are doing it themselves.

Strawberry pickers work their way through a strawberry field in Oxnard, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Essential but Exposed


Apr 4, 2020

To make ends meet, she’s gotten creative. When school closures forced her to find alternative childcare for her sons, she couldn’t afford the new expense.What weighs on her is the possibility that she might get sick with COVID-19 and no longer be able to care for her sons. In her free time she volunteers with Lideres Campesinas, ensuring that other farmworkers have access to potentially lifesaving information.

Joe Klamar / Getty Images

Ventura County provides farmworkers with information on coronavirus


 Apr 2, 2020

“Right now, what farmworkers are facing, in terms of the coronavirus, is they are not being provided the same human rights as the rest of the citizens of the United States,” said Irene De Barraicua, a spokeswoman for Lideres Campesinas. “One of those is access to health care.”

VENTURA, Calif. — While California is on a statewide lockdown, millions of farmworkers are out in the fields continuing to gather essential food for the public.

Trabajadores del campo continúan laborando durante la emergencia por el coronavirus

Incertidumbre, miedo, falta de información, y el recorte de horas de trabajo son algunas de las cosas que diariamente viven los trabajadores del campo, por lo que una organización brinda ayuda a esta comunidad campesina.

 Migrants are the unsung heroes of the pandemic

“They’re getting paid the same, yet they’re exposing themselves to more dangers,” Irene de Barraicua, spokesperson for Líderes Campesinas, an advocacy organization of Californian female farmworkers, told the Guardian

Agricultural workers harvest celery in Oxnard, Calif., on March 26. (Brent Stirton/AFP/Getty Images)