DES MOINES, Iowa — Some farm workers, community activists and lawmakers plan to launch a campaign called "Meatless May," calling for better protections in Iowa's meat processing plants during the coronavirus pandemic.
This comes as a spike in cases have been documented at plants in several areas including Tyson Foods in Columbus Junction and Waterloo, along with National Beef in Tama.
According to the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, the group discuss "Meatless May" boycott on International Worker's Day (May 1).
Organizers say speakers will include:
Nick Salazar, LULAC Iowa State Director and President of LULAC Council 371
Joe Henry, LULAC Advisor to the President for Civic Engagement and Elections and President of Latinos United of Iowa LULAC Council 307
Eddie Mauro, Candidate of U.S. Senate (Iowa)
Ako Abdul Samad, Iowa State Representative
Jack Hatch, Former Iowa State Senator
Mark Kuhn, Iowa Farmer and Former State Representative