Eighteen year old Selena Zelaya of Mount Dora, Florida traveled to D.C. in July to lobby for farmworker protections against harmful pesticides. Unfortunately, the current state of farmworker protections against pesticides is almost nonexistent due to outdated safeguards the EPA has failed to revise in over 20 years. As a result, many farmworkers, including both of Selena’s parents, are vulnerable to exposure or have already been exposed to harmful chemicals. To read more about the need for stronger farmworker protections and Selena’s story, click here.
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