Donohue honored for support of farmworkers


CSEA Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley, right, accepts a leadership award from the Rural and Migrant Ministry on behalf of CSEA President Danny Donohue in Manhattan on Thursday, May 28. At left is ABC News correspondent John Quiñones, who was also honored.

CSEA President Danny Donohue was recognized by the Rural and Migrant Ministry Thursday, May 28, for his strong support of farmworkers, who are seeking fairness and respect.

The Rural and Migrant Ministry, which leads the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, honored Donohue as part of its Sowing the Seeds of Justice event at The Riverside Church in Manhattan. Donohue and CSEA have long supported the Justice for farmworkers campaign, which seeks basic labor rights for some of the most impoverished workers in our state.

Also honored at the event were ABC News correspondent John Quiñones, and Rene Thiel of the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale. Quiñones, who hosts ABC News’ “What Would You Do?” series, moved the crowd with inspiring stories about his own humble beginnings and dreams of going to college and being on national television.

Learn more about the farmworkers’ fight for justice