Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) has received the Economic Opportunity Funders’ first-ever Law & Social Policy Legacy Award, which recognizes an organization defending and advocating for low-wage workers’ rights.
CDM was selected based on its strong record of achieving justice for thousands of migrant workers who work in U.S. industries with histories of exploitation. Its advocacy, worker organizing, and legal work have advanced migrant workers’ rights both systemically and individually, reforming the H-2 visa system and earning workers millions in settlements for unpaid wages.
CDM was one of eight strong nominations for the $10,000 award, which was established to increase awareness within the philanthropic community of organizations working to advance law and social policy for low-wage workers’ rights.
“We are incredibly honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Law & Social Policy Award. This award and the recognition that comes with it will help us continue to draw attention to the plight of migrant workers and the importance of improving their work conditions in the U.S.”
— Rachel Micah-Jones, founder and executive director of CDM