United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez appears with comedian Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 as part of the national “Take Our Jobs” campaign aimed at recruiting U.S. citizens and legal residents to fill jobs that frequently go to undocumented farm workers and to urge enactment of immigration reform.
Rodriguez and Colbert will address growing anti-immigrant sentiment and encourage Americans to apply for jobs that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calls one of the top 10 most dangerous in the nation. The appearance is part of the national campaign to generate public interest in the Take Our Jobs effort.
Organizers of the campaign plan to take it to Congress in hopes of getting much needed immigration reform passed. The drive spotlights the issue of immigrant laborers who are the backbone of the country’s agricultural economy. Without reform, domestic agriculture could be crippled, leading to more jobs moving off shore.
WHEN: Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:30 PM Eastern and Pacific times
WHERE: “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central cable network
For more information, visit the campaign website at: www.takeourjobs.org.