Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: County helps migrant workers

I am heartened by my Addison County neighbors and faith communities that have extended hospitality to agricultural workers from other countries. It can’t be easy being a stranger in a strange land, working 12 hours a day, far from family. That’s got to take pretty impressive strength, courage, and commitment!
I imagine that, as a community, we have widely divergent ideas about the systems and geopolitics shaping our farms and the demographics of farm workers. I also know that here in Addison County, no political viewpoint has a monopoly on hospitality and generosity.
How impressive we will be as a community if, beyond any political differences, we can approach each human being with generosity and hospitality.
Anya Schwartz
Bristol

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