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Coalition of Immokalee Workers leads 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food'

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- Rev. Allison Farnum, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, leads a crowd of protestors outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.

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David Albers/Staff - Rev. Allison Farnum, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, leads a crowd of protestors outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile "March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food" on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.

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- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Denver residents Robert McGoey, left, and Melissa Nix help each other with arm bands before participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Fort Myers Beach resident John Heim holds a painting he created on a produce crate depicting a 'Fat Cat Rat' before participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Immokalee resident Nely Rodriguea speaks to participants during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Farmworker advocates protest outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Farmworker advocates march through downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march through downtown Fort Myers for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Bystanders watch farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates march along Palm Beach Boulevard while participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Farmworker advocates protest outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Immokalee residents Adrian Alcantar, left, and 7-year-old Yemili Velasquez picket outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
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- Rev. Allison Farnum, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, leads a crowd of protestors outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Rev. Allison Farnum, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, leads a crowd of protestors outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates protest outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates protest outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Farmworker advocates protest outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Protestors gather outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Protestors gather outside Publix on McGregor Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers during the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' kickoff of a two-week, 200-mile 'March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food' on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Fort Myers. The marchers will be calling on the Publix grocery chain to honor the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program labor reform platform.

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