Tiffany Mercado

  • Sponsored by Anonymous
  • Service location Albuquerque
  • Law school University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations, Workers' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project seeks to change New Mexico's Workers' Compensation Act so that it will include mandatory coverage for agricultural workers. Currently, these workers are excluded from mandatory coverage so when they are injured at work there is very little recourse. Their families are often already living well below the poverty line and when someone is injured or disabled the whole family suffers. I am seeking to change the law through a combination of efforts including legislative work and legal advocacy.

The Inspiration

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