Category: culture / Election 2020

diet-eat.net – The Restaurant Industry Needs Indigenous Farm Workers. Yet Their Fate Hangs in the Balance.

Even before the pandemic, undocumented workers were marginalized and maligned by the Trump administration.The xenophobic rhetoric espoused by our president—going so far as to frame their presence here in America as an “invasion”—have emboldened racist attacks on people of color, and in particular, farm workers. Ramon Torres, president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an

diet-eat.net – Some Out-of-Work Restaurant Workers Have Found a New Calling: Getting Out the Vote

Six months ago, Vanessa Rao was the general manager at Afterword Tavern & Shelves in Kansas City, training new staffers on the wine list, coming up with new dishes, and keeping the cozy bar running. Now, she spends her days going car to car at get-out-the-vote events, making sure people are registered to cast their

diet-eat.net – Restaurant Workers Need More Than Healthcare This Election Year. They Need Mental Health Support.

Healthcare has become one of the most critical issues this election, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Much of the debate centers on who should pay for it: the government or the individual. But for Jezabel Careaga, the owner of Jezabel’s Café in Philadelphia, the healthcare debate is ignoring a glaring crisis that’s affecting

diet-eat.net – Aisha “Pinky” Cole Isn’t an Activist. She’s a “Hood Politician.”

Aisha “Pinky” Cole is the founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan ATL, a vegan restaurant chain that frequently draws hours-long lines for its plant-based fast food, like burgers made with soy protein and topped with vegan cheese, vegan shrimp tossed in Buffalo sauce, and sweet jerk plantains sandwiched in a Hawaiian bun. She started making

diet-eat.net – How to Practically and Specifically Help Restaurants This Election Year

This is one of the most important elections in modern history—one that will have ripple effects in the restaurant industry and beyond, for generations to come. Yes, we are still in a pandemic, but there are a lot of ways to mobilize for restaurants this election season. And no, not all of them require picking

diet-eat.net – I’m Running for Office This November Because I’m a Chef and My Whole Industry Is at Stake

My partner and I opened Morris Ramen in December of 2016. We had a newborn son and a 21-person staff, full of people at different junctures in their lives yet all committed to helping us nourish the community with soup. For two people about to open their first restaurant, we were surprisingly optimistic in the

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